Wizards suffers fifth straight loss, 110-98, to Nets
By SportsDirect Inc.
Apr 06, 2012 | 11:53 PM
Deron Williams scored 19 points and had 13 assists as the New Jersey Nets sent the visiting Washington Wizards to their fifth straight loss.
Williams, who didn't play in Wednesday's loss to Portland because of a stomach virus, led five New Jersey players who scored in double figures.
The Nets never trailed and built a 15-point lead in the first quarter. New Jersey's biggest advantage was 24 late in the fourth, as it won consecutive home games for the first time this season.
John Wall scored 18 points to pace Washington, which has lost 10 of 11 and completed a stretch of three games in three nights.
Gerald Wallace also had 19 points for the Nets while MarShon Brooks, who left the game briefly in the third quarter with an apparent neck injury, added 17. Rookie Jordan Williams (Maryland) added a career-high 14 points.
Notes: Nets center Brook Lopez (foot, ankle), who played in only five games, has been shut down for the season. He has been hampered by a broken foot and sprained ankle. … Injured Wizards Nene and Trevor Booker each missed their fifth straight game.