Washington Wizards (23-42) at Charlotte Bobcats (14-52), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Washington Wizards will take a three-game winning
streak on the road Monday night when they face the Bobcats in Charlotte.
Washington just completed a three-game home sweep and the Wizards have taken
four of their last five. They've won five straight at home, but dropped three
in a row as the visitor.
They leave D.C. for four straight, starting in Charlotte, then head to
Phoenix, Los Angeles to face the Lakers and Golden State.
On Saturday night, the Wizards crushed the Suns, 127-105. They had 102 points
after three quarters and it was never really close.
Martell Webster was incredible on Saturday. He netted 34 points on 7-for-10 3-
point shooting, 10-for-18 field-goal shooting and 7-for-7 free-throw shooting.
"My teammates kept finding me. I definitely tip my hat to my teammates," said
Webster. "They were encouraging me to keep shooting the ball. When you have
that backing, it's easy to shoot. You could put anybody in my position and
they'd knock down those shots. Fortunately it was me tonight, but it was a
great team win and it was fun to be out there playing with these guys."
John Wall had 17 points and 11 assists in the victory. Emeka Okafor also
scored 17 points, but he grabbed 10 rebounds. Nene, Garrett Temple and a
returning Bradley Beal all scored in double figures.
The Bobcats fell victim to the Boston Celtics on Saturday. The Celtics were
looking for some revenge after getting blown out by the Bobcats, 100-74 on
On Saturday, six Celtics scored in double figures and all 11 players that saw
action tallied at least five points. The C's shot 52 percent from the field,
67 percent from the 3-point line and cruised to a 105-88 home victory.
"I thought defensively it was pretty disappointing," Charlotte coach Mike
Dunlap said on his team's overall performance. "I think we're a better
defensive team, we proved that the last time we played them."
Jannero Pargo, playing only his second game for the Bobcats, led the team in
scoring with 18 points off the bench. Gerald Henderson scored 16 and Kemba
Walker managed 14.
The Wizards have won six of the last eight against the Bobcats, but have
dropped six of their last nine in Charlotte.