Grizzlies 116, Wizards 104
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Michael Dickerson scored nine of his 23 points during a decisive third-quarter run as the Vancouver Grizzles beat the Washington Wizards 116-104 Tuesday night, extending their franchise-record winning streak to five games.
Vancouver, which had never won more than three straight games in its six-year history, won its third straight on the road after losing 15 straight road games.
The Grizzlies received double-figure scoring from six players.
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half. Shareef Abdur-Rahim also scored 19 points. Grant Long, who had 14 rebounds, matched his season-high with 16 points.
Mike Bibby had 10 points and 13 assists, included 12 in the second half for Vancouver, which received 40 points from its reserves.
Juwan Howard led Washington with 27 points. Chris Whitney hit a season-high six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points.
Washington scored the first four points of the second half and trimmed its deficit to five points, 59-54, 2 minutes into the third quarter.
But Dickerson seized control, hitting two 3-pointers and capping a 13-0 run with a three-point play, as the Grizzlies moved out to an insurmountable 72-54 lead.
Notes: Long had eight rebounds in the first quarter. The Wizards had nine. ... The Grizzlies scored 100 points in consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 13-15, against Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Wizards shot 28-for-31 from the line.