Wizards beat Bobcats 92-75 in Wittman’s first game



WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Young scored 20 points, and Andray Blatche had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 92-75 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night in Randy Wittman’s first game as coach.

Wittman took over for the fired Flip Saunders on Tuesday, and guided the team without the benefit of a practice. Saunders’ lead assistant has been an NBA head coach twice — with Minnesota and Cleveland. His career record improved to 101-207.

He didn’t change the starting lineup.

Matt Carroll scored 17 points and rookie Cory Higgins had a season-high 13 for the Bobcats. Tyrus Thomas also had 13 points and blocked nine shots — one short of a team record.

John Wall scored 12 points for the Wizards, who broke a three-game losing streak but are still just 3-15.