Deron Williams scored 23 points and Kris opening, 90-84, win over the Washington Wizards.

Williams added eight assists, leading a New Jersey squad which bounced back from an early 21-point deficit. Anthony Morrow added 16 points and Johan Petro, starting in place injured center Brook Lopez, had 11.

Nick Young and Jordan Crawford scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, to lead the Wizards. John Wall, last season's Rookie of the Year runner-up, had 13 points on a 3-of-13 effort from the field.

Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee both had 11 points in the loss.