NEWARK, N.J. — Devin Harris had 29 points and nine assists and Brook Lopez added 18 points to lead New Jersey past Washington 97-89 on Thursday night to snap an eight-game losing streak.
The loss was the 13th straight on the road this season for the Wizards (6-18), who played without top overall draft pick John Wall and forward Andray Blatche, both of whom sat out the game with knee problems.
The Nets, who led by 23 points in the second quarter, got 12 points and 17 rebounds from Kris Humphries, the fourth straight game he collected 10 or more boards.
Reserve Nick Young led the Wizards with 22 points, while Gilbert Arenas had 19 and Al Thornton added 18.
The 23-point lead was the biggest New Jersey has enjoyed at any stage of a game this season.
CELTICS 102, HAWKS 90: At Boston, Kevin Garnett had 17 points and 14 rebounds — one of three Boston players with a double-double — to lead the Celtics to their 12th straight win. Paul Pierce had 15 points and 10 assists and Glen "Big Baby" Davis had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Ray Allen scored 18 points and Nate Robinson had 14 for the Celtics (21-4).
SPURS 113 NUGGETS 112: At Denver, Manu Ginobili scored a running jumper with 4 seconds left and drew a charging foul on Carmelo Anthony on what would have been a buzzer-beating game-winner.