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Nene beats buzzer with game winning dunk (GIF)


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The Washington Wizards came away with a thrilling 93-92 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

Nene was the key player for the Wizards, scoring 30 points on 13-19 shooting. Leading the way for the Pelicans was Anthony Davis, who had 26 points and 11 rebounds. In the final moments of a tight game, it also came down to those two players.

After Davis sank two free throws to give his team a 92-91 lead, the Wizards had one final play. John Wall inbounded the ball, took the return pass to the rim, and set up Nene for his most important two points of the night, a thundering dunk with 0.3 seconds left to win it.

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Wall and Marcin Gortat both contributed double-doubles on the night. Wall had 10 points and 12 assists while Gortat had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The win brought the Wizards to 27-28 on the season. The loss dropped the Pelicans to 23-22, with a putrid 10-19 mark on the road.

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