NBA 2011: Wizards’ win over Jazz marks first consecutive win streak of season

Washington, January 17, 2011 – The Washington Wizards celebrated Martin Luther King Day by beating the Utah Jazz, 108-101. Wizards coach Flip Saunders summarized the result by stating that “we were able to control the game from beginning to end.”

Indeed, Utah’s biggest lead was a mere two points, and that occurred in the opening of the game after the Jazz scored the first basket. The last time the Jazz led was at the one-minute mark of the third quarter. For the game, the Jazz had the lead for a total of 72 seconds.

Five Wizards scored indouble figures. John Wall had 19 points and a career best 15 assists. Andray Blatche played acomplete gamewith a season high of four blocks added to his 11 rebounds and 21 points. Nick Young maintained his scoring prowess, leading the team with 25 points. His three-pointer with 40 seconds in the game, following Wall’s assist, essentially sealed the win for the Wizards.

With this win, the Wizards finally won back-to-back games this season after 40 tries.  They’ll try for three in a row Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Throughout the 2010-2011 National Basketball Association (N.B.A.) season, Meniscus will be covering a select number of the Washington Wizards’ home games at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Photo Gallery: Wizards 108, Jazz 101