Blatche's career-high 36 drives Wizards' comeback

March 01, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Andray Blatche scored a career-high 36 points and had 15 rebounds, and Randy Foye hit two jumpers in the final 44 seconds to lead the Washington Wizards to an 89-85 comeback victory over the New Jersey Nets on Sunday night.

Al Thornton added 20 points, and Foye finished with 16 as Washington rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit to deny the Nets (6-53) their first winning streak of the season. Yi Jianlian had 20 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for New Jersey but missed two crucial free throws in the final 1:19. Devin Harris had 18 points and 14 assists but was just 1-for-8 in the final quarter. Brook Lopez had 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Foye's baseline jumper with 44.6 seconds to play broke an 83-all tie, and he added another from the same left side with 13.5 seconds left to extend the lead to four points.

The Nets rallied from seven down in the fourth quarter behind Terrence Williams, who scored seven of his 11 points in a 90-second span, putting New Jersey up 81-79 with 3:41 to go. JaVale McGee tied it with 2:56 left.


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