NBA: Washington Wizards celebrate first win in 13 attempts
Last Updated: 29/11/12 8:17am
Washington Wizards players watch on in the closing moments of their win over the Trail Blazers
The Washington Wizards finally ended their run of 12 straight defeats with victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Wizards had endured their worst-ever start to an NBA season but 19 points from Jordan Crawford helped them to an 84-82 win.
The Brooklyn Nets remain top of the Atlantic Division after winning a stormy encounter with the Boston Celtics.
Rajon Rondo, Kris Humphries and Gerrard Wallace were all ejected, however the Nets moved to 10-4 for the season with a 95-83 success.
Kevin Durant weighed in with 37 points to lead Oklahoma City Thunder to a 120-98 win over the Houston Rockets.
Patrick Patterson scored 27 points in a losing cause, with Omer Asik (17 points and 12 rebounds) also to the fore.
The Chicago Bulls recorded a 101-78 success against the Dallas Mavericks, with Great Britain's Luol Deng topped the scoring with 22 points.
The Memphis Grizzlies, claimed a third successive victory after seeing off the Toronto Raptors 103-82, while the New York Knicks claimed a convincing 102-88 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
There was a sixth successive win for the Atlanta Hawks, 94-91 over the Charlotte Bobcats, while Manu Ginobili's 20 points earned a 110-89 win for the San Antonio Spurs over the Orlando Magic.
The Phoenix Suns were well beaten 117-77 by the Detroit Pistons, the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 101-95 and the Utah Jazz overcame the New Orleans Hornets 96-84.