Washington 92, Charlotte 75

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #46 Matt Boland, #48 Scott Foster, # Karl Lane
Attendance - 15286

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 17 11 21 26 75
Washington 31 17 23 21 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 3-16 2-7 1-9 L6
Washington 3-15 3-8 0-7 W1

Recap


Andray Blatche led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Washington Wizards won in coach Randy Wittman’s debut, 92-75, over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday.

Nick Young added a game-high 20 points and John Wall scored 12 for the Wizards, who snapped a three-game slide.

Wittman was promoted from assistant to interim coach on Tuesday, when the team, off to the worst start in the NBA fired Flip Saunders. The early returns on the Wittman era are good, especially on the defensive end.

Washington (3-15) is no longer at the bottom of the NBA pile, moving ahead of the Bobcats (3-16), who have dropped six straight.

The Wizards showed up right from the start on Wednesday, building up a 31-17 lead after the first quarter and holding Charlotte to 30 percent shooting in the first half to take a 48-28 lead into the break.

Defense was an afterthought under Saunders, as the team came into Wednesday allowing an average of 99.3 points after surrendering 104.7 in 2010-11 and 101 in 2009-10.

Matt Carroll scored 17 points to lead the Bobcats, who were without D.J. Augustin and Gerald Henderson.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Washington
Matt Carroll 17 Scoring Nick Young 20
Kemba Walker 4 Assists Jordan Crawford 5
Tyrus Thomas 9 Rebounds Andray Blatche 10
Derrick Brown 4 Free Throws Made Nick Young 4
Tyrus Thomas 4 Steals Chris Singleton 5
Tyrus Thomas 9 Blocks JaVale McGee 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 75 35.9 1-9 18-25 13 38 13 12 22
Washington 92 47.0 3-10 11-16 23 51 13 10 23

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .188 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .188 after a loss.
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