The Wizards opened a crucial two-game road trip on a positive note as James Harden missed the game-wining shot at the end of a crazy finish.
Nene and Dwight Howard got into a scuffle in the fourth quarter. Officials called two technical fouls on Nene and one on Howard (who already had one), resulting in both players being ejected. It was Howard's second ejection in as many nights.
John Wall and Bradley Beal gladly took ownership of being the leaders going into this season, but another players-only meeting was called by someone else.