WASHINGTON — Antawn Jamison scored 29 points, Andray Blatche had 16 points and tied his career high with 15 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-95 on Saturday night in a matchup of teams with the two worst records in the NBA.
The Wizards broke an eight-game losing streak, their longest since 2001, with just their fifth win against 23 losses. Oklahoma City fell to 3-28.
ATLANTA — Joe Johnson scored a season-high 41 points, Josh Smith also set a season high with 24, and Atlanta withstood Ben Gordon’s 3-point barrage to beat Chicago.
Johnson finished one point shy of his career high. The Hawks, who normally prefer a lower-scoring pace, topped their previous season best by 10 points.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Vince Carter scored 28 points and New Jersey pulled away in overtime to beat Charlotte.
Devin Harris added 26 points, Jarvis Hayes 14 and Josh Boone 12 for the Nets.