WASHINGTON — Kris Humphries scored 20 points, Rasual Butler and Kevin Seraphin each had 16 as the Washington Wizards scored their biggest win of the season, beating the Denver Nuggets 119-89 on Friday night.
Washington won its fourth straight improving to 13-5. They set a season high in points.
Wilson Chandler, who scored 10 straight Denver points in a two-minute span in the third quarter, led the Nuggets with 20 points. Denver dropped to 9-10. Their 89 points equaled a season low.
Six Wizards' players scored in double figures. Marcin Gortat had 15, Bradley Beal had 14 and Paul Pierce, playing two days after he left Wednesday's game with a jammed left big toe, had 11.
John Wall narrowly missed a triple-double with nine points, 12 assists and eight rebounds.
The Wizards outscored the Nuggets 35-18 in the second quarter to take a 65-46 lead at halftime. The 65 points were the most Washington scored in a half this season. They led by 21 in the third, and by 34 late in the fourth quarter.
Nuggets: C JaVale McGee returned after missing five straight games with a left leg injury. Before the game coach Brian Shaw said he doubted McGee would play because he hadn't been able to practice. . F Danilo Gallinari played despite feeling ill. He missed Friday's shootaround.
WIZARDS: F Nene returned after missing five games due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He didn't start, but scored eight points and had eight rebounds in 17 minutes. . F/G Martell Webster, who hasn't played this season due to June back surgery, is making progress according to coach Randy Wittman. "He's starting to do more and more each day," Wittman said. "Not a whole lot of contact, a little bit." Wittman declined to guess when Webster will be ready to play.
Nuggets: At Atlanta on Sunday
Wizards: At Boston on Sunday
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