After falling behind by thirty points in the first half against Philadelphia on Monday, the Washington Wizards came back on Wednesday to beat a lowly Charlotte Bobcats team 92-75. This time, it was Washington that jumped out to a twenty-point halftime lead to give them a margin for error in the second half. Charlotte went on a quick 9-0 run early in the third quarter, but Randy Wittman's team continued the improved defensive effort in the second half to cruise to a double-digit victory.
Nick Young and Andray Blatche provided a nice inside-outside offensive threat, with Young scoring a game-high 20 points. Blatche added 17 and grabbed ten boards against the Bobcats weak frontcourt. While he only scored 12 points and committed seven turnovers, John Wall had a solid defensive game - blocking shots, grabbing rebounds, and getting out in transition off of Charlotte turnovers. He had one highlight block in the second half - taking the ball off the backboard and flying down the middle of the floor for a coast-to-coast layup.
It was a good start to the Randy Wittman era, but it gets a little tougher on Friday with a trip to Houston to face the 10-7 Rockets.
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