Nets beat Wizards 124-97 to extend winning run to three games.

New York (AP)— Mikal Bridges scored 21 points as the Brooklyn Nets won their third consecutive game and fifth in six on Friday night, 124-97 over the Washington Wizards.

Day'Ron Sharpe scored 15 points and 11 rebounds, Cam Thomas had 17, and Nic Claxton had 13 and 14. The 12-9 Nets are a season-best three games ahead of.500.

“I think our activity level was higher in the second half,” Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said. “The ball started in. Watching the ball go in is sometimes that simple. We can hopefully remember this game

Kyle Kuzma led Washington with 17 points, and Deni Advija had 15 and seven rebounds. The Wizards lost four consecutive to drop to 3-18.

“I think we got a little frustrated with the lack of shot-making,” said Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. Six for 33 is a rough night for 3s. Maybe we let them run out and get fast-break points, which hurt our defense

After shooting 39% in the first half but leading 50-47, the Nets outscored the Wizards 74-50 in the second.

“I think we were more aggressive on defense in the second half, and we hit some 3s,” Sharpe said. “We hit them in the mouth, and they backed off and we kept playing hard.

Brooklyn scored 16 of 26 field goals in the third quarter to beat Washington 40-24. Nets outscored Washington 76-56 in paint and 55-40 in rebounds

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