Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarrett Jack stuffed the stat sheet and Brook Lopez shook off trade rumors and scored 26 points as the Brooklyn Nets stunned the Washington Wizards, 102-80, in the opener of a home-and-home series.
Jack led Brooklyn with 26 points, seven assists and six rebounds while Lopez, who has been the topic of trade speculation this week, gave 26 in just 23 minutes off the bench. Multiple media outlets have reported discussed deals that would send Lopez, who has spent his entire career in Brooklyn, to either Charlotte or Oklahoma City.
"We all just tried to be aggressive," said Lopez. "We tried to not let the ball stick, move the ball. Each of us took advantage of what they were doing."
Mason Plumlee finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth double- double in the last six games.
The Nets snapped a seven-game losing skid.
John Wall had 13 points and six assists for Washington, winners in five of its last six games. Kris Humphries added 12 and a team-high eight boards off the bench.
"Energy, focus. We didn't approach this opponent the right way," said Humphries.
The Wizards ended the first on a 9-0 run and led 24-18 after one quarter. It was all Brooklyn the rest of the way.
The Nets ran off seven straight to open the second. It was tied late in the quarter when Plumlee's three-point play put Brooklyn back in front.
Jack's floater before the buzzer sent the Nets into halftime with a 43-40 lead.
A 12-1 run midway through the third, capped by two Lopez free throws, gave the Nets a double-digit advantage. The lead grew to 15 points on a Jack layup late in the stanza.
The Nets won all three of the final quarters by at least nine points.
The two teams play again in Brooklyn on Saturday ... Bojan Bogdanovic scored 12 for Brooklyn ... Washington had 19 turnovers to Brooklyn's 10 ... Both teams scored 10 points in transition.