It wasn't easy, even against a depleted Charlotte Bobcats (3-18) team, but the Washington Wizards (4-16) earned their first road win of the season Saturday evening with a 102-99 victory over Charlotte. It was Washington's second win over the Bobcats in the last four nights.
Washington's victory can be attributed to the team shooting 53 percent from the floor for the game, and a balanced offensive attack that saw six Wizards reach double digits, led by JaVale McGee's 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.
Point guard John Wall chipped in 13 points and 10 assists, Nick Young scored 21 points, and bench players Trevor Booker (16 points) and Jordan Crawford (12 points) helped Washington win their first road game since April of 2011 (coincidentally, against this same Bobcats team).
Charlotte was led in defeat by rookie point guard Kemba Walker, who scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 11 assists for the first triple-double by a rookie this year in the NBA.