Nets rout Wizards 119-84 to end four-game losing streak

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 119-84 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. (To be updated) Caris LeVert scored 17 points, while DeMarre Carroll, Spencer Dinwiddie and Nik Stauskas added 15 apiece to help the Nets snap a four-game losing streak. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 13 points for the Wizards. The Nets never trailed in the game, taking an early 10-point lead before settling for a 26-23 advantage after the first quarter. A layup by Hollis-Jefferson with 2:36 left in the second quarter gave the Nets an 11-point lead, and they went into halftime ahead 53-43. Hollis-Jefferson finished the first half with 15 points and eight rebounds. Dinwiddie, who did not score in the first half, scored 11 straight to give the Nets a 64-47 lead with 9:24 left in the third quarter. That was followed by a three-point play by Carroll as Brooklyn went up by 20. Later in the quarter, Jarrett Allen put together a six-point streak to put the Nets up by 30 points and they went on to an 88-61 lead heading into the final quarter. Dinwiddie scored all of his points in that decisive third quarter. The lead continued to grow, this time with Stauskas taking the lead role. He made three consecutive 3-pointers, added a free throw and hit a driving layup with 3:32 remaining to give the Nets a game-high 40-point lead, 116-76. Allen finished with 10 points. John Wall, who played only 16 minutes for the Wizards, scored 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Bradley Beal only scored four points, shooting 2 of 15 from the field. Overall, Washington shot 36.6 percent, while Brooklyn connected on half its shots. TIP-INS: Wizards: Washington has dropped both games to the Nets this season. They defeated Brooklyn in all four meetings last season and in all three games during the 2015-16 campaign. Nets: Brooklyn hadn't won since beating the Wizards 103-98 on Dec. 12. The Nets hadn't beaten Washington in consecutive games since March 8 and April 15, 2013. . The Nets are 7-0 this season when holding opponents under 100 points. WIZARDS WITH WALL Wall did not play in the first meeting between the teams. "We're like a different team tonight," the Wizards' Markieff Morris said before the game. "I hope they prepared for us." Wall missed nine games (Nov. 25-Dec. 12) with a sore left knee and Washington went 4-5 during that span. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR Friday's game was the Nets' last home contest of 2017. They will play five road games before returning to Barclays Center on New Year's Day to host Orlando. STANDING ALONE LeVert is the only Net to play in each of the team's 31 games this season. In contrast, four Wizards (Beal, Oubre Jr., Marcin Gortat, Jodie Meeks) have played in all 32 of Washington's games. UP NEXT Wizards: Hosts Orlando on Saturday. Nets: Visit Indiana on Saturday......»»

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Meeks, Mac lead Wizards to 126-96 win over Guangzhou

em>By Benjamin Standig, Associated Press /em> WASHINGTON (AP) — Jodie Meeks scored all 19 of his points in the first half and Sheldon Mac added 17 as the Washington Wizards opened their preseason schedule with a 126-96 win over Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association on Monday night. Tomas Satoransky had 13 points and Jason Smith 12 for the Wizards, who were without four-time All-Star John Wall (rest). Bradley Beal, Washington’s other starting guard, had six points in eight minutes. That left plenty of minutes for the backups. “We have some firepower off the bench,” Meeks said. “Guys are ready to play and ready for the season to start.” Tyler Hansbrough, a seven-year NBA veteran and a member of North Carolina’s 2009 national championship team, led the Long-Lions with 29 points and 11 rebounds. Guangzhou missed all nine of its 3-point attempts in the first half and finished 3 of 19 in its sole exhibition game against an NBA team on this trip. “It’s a great opportunity for a lot of these guys who have never been in an NBA arena,” Hansbrough said. “It’s good for us to come over here and play against one of the best teams in the world. We can grow from this.” Meeks, one of the Wizards’ primary offseason additions, made four of five 3-pointers as Washington led 57-38 at halftime. He finished 7 for 9 overall from the field. “He gives us a knockdown-shooter off the bench,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. Hansbrough had 12 points and eight rebounds in the first half against a Wizards team that came within one game of reaching the Eastern Conference finals last season. “We’ve watched them on TV. Now we get to come to the court to play against them, ” Long-Lions coach Cui Wanjun said. “It (helps) not only the understanding of NBA Basketball but also helps to improve (our) basketball skills. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Long-Lions: /strong> /em>Former Arizona guard Kyle Fogg had 27 points and 11 assists. Sani Sakakini scored 18 points. em> strong>Wizards: /strong> /em> Point guard Tim Frazier, expected to serve as Wall’s primary backup, did not play after suffering a left groin strain during last week’s training camp in Richmond, Virginia. Washington is also without starting forward Markieff Morris (sports hernia surgery) and rookie Devin Robinson (left foot stress fracture). strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Wizards: /strong> /em> Host the New York Knicks on Friday and Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday before going on the road for its final two preseason games. .....»»

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