EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Earl Boykins hit a jump shot with 0.4 seconds to play Friday, giving the Washington Wizards an 81-79 victory over the beleaguered New Jersey Nets.
The late heroics by Boykins prevented New Jersey from winning back-to-back games for the first time this season. Washington halted a four-game losing streak, even though none of its starters scored in double figures.
Boykins had 15 and Andray Blatche 14.
The Wizards were playing their first game since learning they would be without Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton for the rest of the season. Arenas and Crittenton were suspended by Commissioner David Stern in connection with an incident in which guns were brought into the team's locker room.
New Jersey won for just the fourth time all season, and for the first time in 2010, Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nets took a 10-point lead in the first half against the Wizards but made only 5-of-17 shots from the field in the fourth quarter.