Washington Wizards Team Report – November 21
=== Washington Wizards Team Report – November 21 ===
(Sports Network) – Antawn Jamison scored 27 points to lead Washington to a
97-86 win over New Jersey at Continental Airlines Arena.
Larry Hughes contributed 22 points for the Wizards, who snapped an eight-game
losing streak in New Jersey and notched their second straight victory overall.
Hughes also recorded five steals and leads the NBA with 29, despite missing
the season opener.
Down 69-67, Washington rallied early in the fourth quarter. Two foul shots by
Juan Dixon put the Wizards ahead 76-73, but Travis Best answered with a pair
from the line to get New Jersey within 76-75. After a Gilbert Arenas free
throw, Jamison’s jumper made it 79-75 with 7:11 to go.
After a basket by Alonzo Mourning pulled New Jersey within 79-77, the Wizards
scored eight of the next 10 points to take command. Hughes scored the final
six, capped by a layup off a steal with 4:51 to go, that put them ahead 87-79.
New Jersey cut its deficit to 88-83 on a short jumper by Mourning with 2:38 to
go, but got no closer.
On the injury front guard Steve Blake returned from the injured list, but
played just three minutes and missed his only shot. Also Samaki Walker missed
the game with a sore back.
Washington returns to action on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors.