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Wizards take care of Kings

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Nene filled the stat sheet with 18 points, five assists, five rebounds, three blocks and two steals to help the Washington Wizards take a 93-84 win over the Sacramento Kings at Verizon Center.

Marcin Gortat finished with 17 points and eight rebounds and Bradley Beal scored 16 for the Wizards, who had dropped two straight entering the contest.

John Wall scored 12 points and Kevin Seraphin added 10 in the win.

"I'm happy with the win, but won't accept the way we played. I don't think we played a good game. That's a game we should have won by 30 points," said Wizards forward Martell Webster.

With the victory, the Wizards improved to 25-25. It is the ninth time this season the Wizards have reached .500.

"We're back to .500. We're better than .500," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said.

Isaiah Thomas scored a game-high 30 points and handed out eight assists and DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points and pulled down 12 boards for the Kings, who lost for the second straight time.

Thomas, who scored 12 points in the opening quarter, gave the Kings a 20-17 lead with 3:46 left in the first. A 9-2 run from the Wizards, capped with a Seraphin hook shot, made it 28-22. Derrick Williams made a pair of free throws late in the quarter to make it 28-24 entering the second.

Washington's lead swelled to 13 points, 39-26, with just under four minutes played in the second. Sacramento managed to make it a two possession game, 41-36, moments later, but the Wizards outscored the Kings 16-9 to take a 57-45 lead into the break.

Washington's edge reached 17 points several times in the third, the last coming with 6:14 left in the stanza, but a 14-8 run had the Kings within 75-64 entering the fourth.

A 9-2 burst to open the fourth brought Sacramento within four points, 77-73, after Ben McLemore's three-point player with 8:24 remaining.

The Wizards opened up a 14-5 burst from there, though, and the Kings never got closer than eight the rest of the way.

"I just want a consistent effort. We got back in the game because we played the right way. When you use so much energy to get back in the game, you can't close it out. I am very proud of how we played in the second half," said Kings coach Michael Malone.

Game Notes

Wall has at least one steal in 13 straight games ... Washington scored 26 points off 18 Sacramento turnovers ... The Kings won the battle of the boards by a 49-38 margin ... Cousins had six offensive rebounds ... McLemore finished with 12 points for the Kings.

02/10 00:24:55 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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