Nets continue to roll in win over Washington
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Richard Jefferson poured in 27 points on 11-
of-15 shooting to lead New Jersey past Washington, 112-100, at the Verizon
Vince Carter added a game-high 28 points, six rebounds and five assists for
the Nets, who won their sixth straight contest. Jason Kidd chipped in with 14
points, seven boards and nine assists while Nenad Krstic had 11 points in the
Gilbert Arenas donated 25 points and dished out eight assists for the Wizards,
who lost for just the second time in their past six contests. Caron Butler
also recorded 25 points while Antawn Jamison had 16 points and 13 rebounds in
After playing a nip and tuck game through the first three frames, New Jersey
finally stared to pull away midway through the final stanza.
Holding on to a precarious 76-75 lead, the Nets scored 16 of the game’s next
22 points to gain control of the contest. Jefferson capped the flurry by
draining a pair from the line, with 6:22 remaining, to make the score 92-81.
After a Jamison jumper stopped the bleeding momentarily, the Nets continued to
Jefferson’s trey, with 4:19 left, gave New Jersey its largest lead of the
The Wizards got to within eight points, 106-98, on Antonio Daniels’ three-
point play with 56 ticks left but it was too little, too late as the Nets
coasted to the finish line.
The Nets came out of the blocks on fire thanks to the hot shooting of Carter
and led by as many as 11 points in the first quarter. New Jersey finished the
first 12 minutes with a 27-22 advantage.
Washington closed the gap to two, 47-45, at intermission. Carter paced the
Nets with 14 points at the half while Arenas had 11 for the Wizards.
Washington found themselves down by just a point, 71-70, after three quarters.
Daniels finished the game with 18 points while Brendan Haywood also reached
double figures for the Wizards with 10 points…New Jersey is now 16-19 as the
visitor this season…Washington finished its current homestand with a 2-2
record and are now 24-13 as the host this season…Washington had won three in
a row versus the Nets in DC…The Wizards dominated the boards with a 42-31
edge, but New jersey more than made up for that by shooting 56 percent from