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Wall scores 30 points, Wizards handed Nets 6th straight loss

WASHINGTON (AP) Since starting the season with seven losses in eight games, the Washington Wizards have stabilized. They've gone 8-7 since then, but haven't been able to make up ground in the standings.

After the Wizards' 102-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night, they improved their home record to 7-5. But, they've lost nine of 11 on the road, and with a four-game trip beginning Monday night in New York against the Knicks, they know they'll have to play much better away from the Nation's Capital.

''In order to be a good team, a great team, we have to be able to win on the road,'' Bradley Beal said. ''If we want to have success down the road, that's something we're going to have to do.''

After their game in New York, Washington plays at Atlanta, Cleveland and then Indiana. Of the four, only the Pacers currently own a winning record.

''The biggest thing for us is putting a streak together - regardless of whether it's on the road or at home,'' Beal said.

The Wizards won handily, their fourth double-digit win. John Wall scored 30 points, Beal added 22. It was Brooklyn's sixth straight loss.

''We weren't sharp,'' Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. ''Obviously we didn't shoot the ball well. Funny, I thought our defense was decent.''

Allen Crabbe led Brooklyn with 14 points. The losing streak is the Nets' longest since an eight-game skid in February.

At 88 points, the Nets - coming off a double-overtime home loss to Memphis on Friday night - had their lowest-scoring game of season. It also was the lowest total the Wizards have allowed.

The Wizards took the lead midway through the first quarter and used an 11-0 run to start the second half and take an 53-39 lead with 9:09 to play in the third quarter. They sealed it with a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter, and led 93-73 with 5:09 to play.

TIP INS:

Nets: Suffered their sixth loss without a win in the second hall of back-to-backs.... G D'Angelo Russell, who attempted 70 field goals in the previous three games, was 3 for 8 from the field.

Wizards: F Jeff Green was out with lower back spasms. ... Tomas Satoransky got his first start of the season. ... F Otto Porter returned after missing Friday's game due to personal reasons. ... DC United standout Wayne Rooney was on hand for the game. ... Didn't attempt a free throw until 5:01 remained in the second quarter.

MORRIS BETTER OFF THE BENCH:

Washington F Markieff Morris rebounded from a 1-for-10 shooting night Friday in a loss at Philadelphia to score 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting. He had 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Coach Scott Brooks began using Morris off the bench in a win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 20, and likes what he sees.

''He's been terrific in this role,'' Brooks said. ''He accepted it, and he understands that it's best for the team.''

NO LEVERT FOR NETS: G Caris Levert suffered a scary dislocation of his right foot on Nov. 12. He had been Brooklyn's leading scorer in the team's first 14 games, but since then they've lost eight of 10.

''We lost one of the best shooters in the NBA,'' Spencer Dinwiddie said.

Atkinson said the team must adjust.

''Things are just going to start getting in different places and different roles and we're just not there yet to take that hit and still produce offensively,'' Atkinson said.

UP NEXT

Nets: Host Cleveland on Monday night in the first of a three-game homestand.

Wizards: At New York in the first of a four-game road trip on Monday night.

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Key Players
D. Russell
1 PG
J. Wall
2 PG
34.4 Min. Per Game 34.4
21.0 Pts. Per Game 21.0
8.1 Ast. Per Game 8.1
3.5 Reb. Per Game 3.5
40.7 Field Goal % 44.8
40.5 Three Point % 44.5
74.5 Free Throw % 67.6
+ 2 Rodions Kurucs made driving layup, assist by Shabazz Napier 0:12
  Defensive rebound by Rodions Kurucs 0:18
  Austin Rivers missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:21
  Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant 0:32
  Rodions Kurucs missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:34
  Out of bounds turnover on Thomas Bryant 0:43
  Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant 0:55
  Shabazz Napier missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:57
+ 2 Troy Brown Jr. made driving layup, assist by Tomas Satoransky 1:12
+ 2 Kenneth Faried made dunk 1:22
  Shabazz Napier missed reverse layup 1:24
Team Stats
Points 88 102
Field Goals 30-81 (37.0%) 41-79 (51.9%)
3-Pointers 8-33 (24.2%) 8-26 (30.8%)
Free Throws 20-25 (80.0%) 12-18 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 52 48
Offensive 11 2
Defensive 31 36
Team 10 10
Assists 19 19
Steals 8 8
Blocks 2 3
Turnovers 17 13
Fouls 17 21
Technicals 1 1
8 PTS, 2 REB, 8 AST
30 PTS, 5 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Nets 8-16 1920193088
home team logo Wizards 9-14 24182634102
Team Stats
away team logo Nets 8-16 112.1 PPG 46.2 RPG 23.8 APG
home team logo Wizards 9-14 114.3 PPG 42 RPG 26.5 APG
Key Players
A. Crabbe SG 9.6 PPG 3.4 RPG 1.1 APG 36.7 FG%
J. Wall PG 20.7 PPG 3.6 RPG 8.7 APG 44.4 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Crabbe SG 14 PTS 2 REB 0 AST
J. Wall PG 30 PTS 5 REB 9 AST
37.0 FG% 51.9
24.2 3PT FG% 30.8
80.0 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Crabbe 14 2 0 5/10 3/5 1/1 3 32 2 0 0 0 2 -10 18
R. Hollis-Jefferson 11 8 0 3/10 1/1 4/4 1 28 1 0 2 1 7 -5 18
S. Dinwiddie 8 2 8 3/9 0/3 2/3 0 28 0 0 3 0 2 -11 23
D. Russell 8 2 7 3/8 1/5 1/2 2 25 1 0 2 0 2 -20 23
J. Allen 6 8 0 3/4 0/0 0/1 2 25 0 0 5 2 6 -4 9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Crabbe 14 2 0 5/10 3/5 1/1 3 32 2 0 0 0 2 -10 18
R. Hollis-Jefferson 11 8 0 3/10 1/1 4/4 1 28 1 0 2 1 7 -5 18
S. Dinwiddie 8 2 8 3/9 0/3 2/3 0 28 0 0 3 0 2 -11 23
D. Russell 8 2 7 3/8 1/5 1/2 2 25 1 0 2 0 2 -20 23
J. Allen 6 8 0 3/4 0/0 0/1 2 25 0 0 5 2 6 -4 9
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Carroll 10 5 0 3/9 2/6 2/4 0 20 1 1 1 2 3 -9 16
S. Napier 8 2 3 2/13 1/7 3/3 2 25 3 1 1 0 2 -3 19
R. Kurucs 8 5 0 2/7 0/4 4/4 5 14 0 0 1 1 4 +6 12
E. Davis 5 7 0 2/4 0/0 1/1 1 10 0 0 0 4 3 -8 12
J. Dudley 4 0 0 1/3 0/1 2/2 1 16 0 0 2 0 0 -16 2
K. Faried 4 1 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 +2 5
D. Musa 2 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 +4 2
T. Pinson 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 +4 2
C. LeVert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Graham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 88 42 19 30/81 8/33 20/25 17 235 8 2 17 11 31 -70 161
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Wall 30 5 9 12/24 3/6 3/5 1 36 1 0 2 0 5 +14 52
B. Beal 22 3 0 8/17 0/3 6/7 2 42 0 1 2 0 3 +13 24
T. Satoransky 7 1 3 3/4 0/1 1/2 3 26 0 0 1 0 1 +9 13
O. Porter Jr. 7 11 2 3/7 0/3 1/2 4 37 3 0 0 1 10 +13 25
T. Bryant 2 7 2 1/3 0/2 0/0 2 19 1 0 3 1 6 -3 11
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Wall 30 5 9 12/24 3/6 3/5 1 36 1 0 2 0 5 +14 52
B. Beal 22 3 0 8/17 0/3 6/7 2 42 0 1 2 0 3 +13 24
T. Satoransky 7 1 3 3/4 0/1 1/2 3 26 0 0 1 0 1 +9 13
O. Porter Jr. 7 11 2 3/7 0/3 1/2 4 37 3 0 0 1 10 +13 25
T. Bryant 2 7 2 1/3 0/2 0/0 2 19 1 0 3 1 6 -3 11
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Morris 20 7 2 9/12 2/4 0/0 3 28 3 2 2 0 7 +17 34
A. Rivers 7 1 1 2/6 2/5 1/2 2 25 0 0 1 0 1 +10 9
K. Oubre Jr. 5 3 0 2/5 1/2 0/0 4 21 0 0 2 0 3 -1 6
T. Brown Jr. 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 2
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McRae - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Randle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Mahinmi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 102 38 19 41/79 8/26 12/18 21 235 8 3 13 2 36 +70 176