Either the New Jersey Nets are playing really well or the Wizards are playing really bad. The Nets, the Eastern Conference's worst team, are leading the Wizards 32-17 after the first quarter.
Al Thornton and Nick Young combined for 11 of their Wizards' 17 points. The Wizards almost had as many fouls as points; Washington had 10 personal fouls in the first quarter, with JaVale McGree, Kirk Hinrich and Kevin Seraphin each committing two.
The Wizards are still looking for a road win, but the Nets are looking to snap their own losing streak. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 11 points and three rebounds, while Travis Outlaw added 10 points.