Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Atlanta Ends Road Skid with Wright's Stuff

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Atlanta Ends Road Skid with Wright's Stuff

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WASHINGTON -- Lorenzen Wright was unstoppable during Atlanta's bid to snap a 22-game road losing streak.

Wright had a season-high 23 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday night as the Atlanta Hawks won away from home for the first time since Feb. 25 with a 102-75 victory at Washington. The 27-point win was the largest margin of victory for the Hawks since they beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-74 on Feb. 27, 1999.

"Everything was just coming to me," Wright said. "I was working hard, and every time I would turn around, I'd see an open shot. I was just being aggressive and taking the shots."

Wright didn't miss a shot before halftime, going 8 for 8 from the field.

"Lorenzen sure had a huge first half," Atlanta coach Lon Kruger said. "He was very aggressive. He made jumpers. He took the ball to the goal strong and finished plays."

Alan Henderson added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks, who had lost eight consecutive road games this season and hadn't won away from home since Feb. …

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