WASHINGTON – Nick Young had 25 points and nine rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 104-90 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Andray Blatche had 22 points and 11 rebounds and JaVale McGee had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Washington.
Mike Dunleavy had 20 points and Danny Granger 15 for the Pacers, who've lost seven of their last nine games — all by more than 10 points. Indiana has dropped seven straight on the road.
The Wizards began the fourth quarter with an 11-2 run to extend a five-point lead to 83-69 with 8:24 to play. The Wizards made it 89-72 on John Wall's layup.
It was just the second win for Washington in the last 12 games. The Wizards, who are 0-15 on the road, improved to 8-7 at home, but have yet to beat a team with a winning record.
Wall, playing his third game since returning from missing five with a bruised right knee, had 10 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds. He played 35 minutes, more than designed because Kirk Hinrich, the only Wizard to play in all 30 games, bruised his left thigh after playing a scoreless 12 minutes.
Washington had six players in double figures. Cartier Martin had 11 and Rashard Lewis 10.
The game was tied at 19 after the first quarter and at 44 at halftime. There were 11 ties in the first half, and the largest lead was six by Washington early in the first.
Wizards head coach Flip Saunders missed the game to be with his ailing mother and assistant coach Randy Wittmann filled in. Wittmann, who's been an NBA head coach with Cleveland and Minnesota wasn't sure how long Saunders would be away.
"I'm an extension of Flip. Our game plan is going to be the same," Wittmann said. "He's still calling the shots. I'm going to do my best to think the way he would."
NOTES: Wittmann laughed when asked if in his temporary job, he would consider signing his son Ryan, who played with Cornell when they reached the Sweet 16 in last March's NCAA tournament. Ryan Wittmann is playing professionally in Europe. "That's not a bad idea. I didn't think of that. He's on a plane back to Italy right now," Wittmann said. ... Wizards F Yi Jianlin, who has missed seven games with a sprained right knee, will practice with the team on Thursday. ... Lance Stephenson, the Pacers' second-round pick in last June's draft, hasn't been active for any games, and coach Jim O'Brien doesn't expect to him to play any time soon because Indiana has four other point guards. "If I thought we could be better if I played Lance, I would. That's not my opinion," O'Brien said.