Wizards Vs. Bobcats: Washington Gets Third Road Win Of The Season, Wins 97-91

Andray Blatche had 25 points and 17 rebounds in the win, while the Wizards' bench contributed only five points.

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Wizards Vs. Bobcats: Washington Wins 97-91 For Third Road Victory Of The Season

For just the third time this season, the Washington Wizards have secured a victory on the road. Their 97-91 win over the Charlotte Bobcats Sunday night moved them into a tie with the Toronto Rapids for 13th in the Eastern Conference.

Jordan Crawford once again had an electric fourth quarter, finishing the game with 23 points. Andray Blatche also had yet another productive game, contributing 25 points and an impressive total of 17 rebounds. The Wizards bench had only five points on the night, but they didn't need it as the starters played the majority of minutes, and played them well. Washington dominated the glass, collecting 50 rebounds to Charlotte's 39.

John Wall contributed 18 points, five assists, and five rebounds for the Wizards.

D.J. Augustin had 21 points and seven assists in the losing effort for the Bobcats.

The Wizards return home to the Verizon Center on Tuesday night to face the Detroit Pistons.

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Wizards Vs. Bobcats Score: Washington Leads 48-43 At Halftime

The Washington Wizards look to be poised to make a run at their third road win of the season. They are leading the Charlotte Bobcats by a score of 48-43 at halftime.

Andre Blatche is leading all scorers with 13 points after the first 24 minutes of action, and has also added seven rebounds. Jordan Crawford is also in double figures for the Wizards. He has 11 points at the break.

John Wall has been fairly quiet in his return from a one-game suspension. The point guard has only four points so far, but two of them came on an impressive coast to coast layup.

The Bobcats will need a stronger performance from their players to avoid falling at home. Boris Diaw is Charlotte's leading scorer at halftime with 11 points, including a three-pointer from 25 feet out to close the half. D.J. White has 10 points for the Bobcats off the bench.

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Wizards Vs. Bobcats: John Wall Returns For Matchup In Charlotte

Sunday night's matchup between the Wizards and the Bobcats is the closest Washington is going to get to the playoff race this season. Alas, that's because Charlotte currently sits two games back (one in the loss column) of the Pacers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

John Wall returns for the Wizards after serving a one-game suspension for punching Miami center Zydrunas Ilgauskas in a loss Wednesday night to the Heat. Wall should be able to torment the Bobcats, who will toss out D.J. Augustin and Garrett Temple at the point guard spot.

Andray Blatche was the major beneficiary of Wall's absence, as he was free to hoist up 32 shots en route to a 36 point, 19 rebound show against the Cavaliers. Blatche has repeated that he's happier to do less this year with Wall running the show. Let's see how it affects his game.

For more on the Wizards, be sure to click over to Bullets Forever. The opposition is covered over at SB Nation blog Rufus on Fire.

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