WASHINGTON -- For the Nuggets at home, "D" might stand for Denver. Against the Wizards this season and specifically on the road lately, it certainly does not stand for defense.
Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 13 rebounds, John Wall and Bradley Beal also recorded double-doubles and seven Wizards scored in double figures as Washington swept the season series from the Denver Nuggets with a 119-113 win on Friday night.
Beal finished with 17 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, and Wall had 14 points and 10 assists, for the Wizards (16-37), who snapped a two-game losing streak and won for the ninth time in their last 11 home games.
Trevor Ariza scored 16 points, Martell Webster 15 and Nene had 14 as Washington never trailed.
Ty Lawson had 27 points and 12 assists, and Wilson Chandler tallied 22 for the Nuggets (34-22), who have dropped four of their last five games.
All four losses have come on the road and during the road skid, Denver is allowing 116 points per game.
"I'm not going to overreact because I think our team has played well," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "I just think we have to be more focused and more disciplined to be a defensive team rather than try to outscore people."
Denver unquestionably did not outscore Washington early in the third quarter. After ending the first half tied at 64-64, Nene's hook shot sparked a 13-0 run as the Wizards held the Nuggets without a point for more than five minutes.
The Nuggets surged back following an 18-4 spurt and trailed 102-98 with 6:09 left.
Lawson's free throws made it 113-111 with 1:07 remaining.