In the battle of big men tonight, Nene badly out-dueled All Star Brook Lopez, leading the Washington Wizards to a convincing 89-74 victory over the Brookly Nets in front of 19,614 at the Verizon Center tonight. The win improves the Wizards to 14-35 [11-14 at home] and drops the Nets to 29-21 [11-12 on the road]. Washington moves into a third place tie with the Orlando Magic in the Southeast Division. Tonight was only the second time in 20 games that the Nets have lost to a team with a sub-.500 record. The thing is, the Wizards are not playing like a sub-.500 team right now.