Sunday, April 4, 2010


Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Andray Blatche led six Wizards players in double figures with 20 points, as Washington defeated the New Jersey Nets, 109-99, at the Verizon Center.

Blatche also dished out a career-best 13 assists while falling one rebound shy of a triple-double.

Shaun Livingston joined both Nick Young and Cartier Martin with 16 points for the Wizards, who never trailed in the game.

Mike Miller scored 17 points and pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds for Washington, which has won two of three after losing 16 straight. The Wizards also snapped a nine-game slide at home.

Devin Harris and Brook Lopez contributed 22 points apiece to pace the Nets, who have lost seven straight on the road.

The Wizards led 29-22 after the first quarter and maintained the seven-point advantage at halftime. Washington took a 78-60 lead on a Young jumper with 2:35 left in the third quarter.

New Jersey responded with a 21-7 burst that extended into the final frame. Chris Douglas-Roberts hit a driving layup to cap the run and pull the Nets to within 85-81.

JaVale McGee made a running hook shot to give Washington a 96-86 lead with about 4 1/2 minutes remaining. The Wizards held on down the stretch.

Game Notes: Terrence Williams and Douglas-Roberts scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, for New Jersey...Washington won all four meetings with the Nets in 2009-10, sweeping the season series for the first time since the 1987-88 campaign (6-0).

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