The Washington Bullets jumped off to a 10-0 lead...

LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Bullets jumped off to a 10-0 lead and went on to rout the New Jersey Nets, 109-94, Thursday behind the 24-point performance of Greg Ballard and fine defensive play by Elvin Hayes.

Ballard's 24 points were followed by 18 from reserve forward Mitch Kupchak and 16 by Hayes.


Hayes also grabbed 15 rebounds to move into fourth place on the all-time NBA list and was credited with seven blocked shots.

Hayes opened the scoring for Washington, 15-21, with a field goal and center Rick Mahorn, substituting for the ailing Wes Unseld, scored the next two field goals.

Guard Kevin Porter and Ballard each hit from the field before the Nets got their first points on a jumper by rookie Lowes Moore with 8:41 to go in the first period.

New Jersey, 12-25, could come no closer than 26-22 on the first basket of the second quarter, as they lost their second game with out a victory under Coach Bob McKinnon, who succeeded Kevin Loughery. Rookie Mike Gminski was the Nets'leading scorer with 19 points.

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