The Washington Wizards entered Monday's game with the Charlotte Bobcats without injured John Wall, newly-acquired Rashard Lewis and recently-departed Gilbert Arenas. Those who remained had no problem without them.
Nick Young led all scorers with 21 points as the Wizards used a dominant second half to blow out the Bobcats in a 108-75 victory.
Kirk Hinrich had a double-double of 18 points and 11 assists, Andray Blatche had 19 points and five rebounds and Al Thornton had 13 points as all five Wizards starters scored in double figures. JaVale McGee added 10 points.
The Wizards held a 50-45 lead over Charlotte at halftime, but used a 31-11 third quarter to pull away. Washington would allow one field goal in the third quarter to get the win over a team that had beaten them nine out of 10 times.
Charlotte could not get any sort of offense going. The Bobcats had one more turnover (29) than field goals made (28). Stephen Jackson scored 13 points to lead the Bobcats.
Next up for the Wizards are the red hot Chicago Bulls, who stampede into Verizon Center Wednesday having won seven of eight.