Wizards 0-9 after loss to Pacers

Posted: November 20, 2012

There were boos early and at the end for the Washington Wizards, who dropped to a franchise-worst 0-9 with a 96-89 home loss to the Indiana Pacers (5-7) on Monday night.

Indiana's David West scored a season-best 30 points, and Roy Hibbert broke out of a slump with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Still without injured point guard John Wall and starting center Nene, the Wizards are the only team in the NBA without a victory. They started 0-8 a year ago, the club's previous worst opening to a season.

Elsewhere: Ramon Sessions scored 23 points, including a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining, to seal Charlotte's 102-98 win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks (6-3). Camden native Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats (5-4). . . . Al Horford scored 15 points and former 76er Lou Williams added 14 to lead host Atlanta (5-4) to an 81-72 win over Orlando (3-7). . . . Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points as Denver (5-6) ended host Memphis' win streak at eight games with a 97-92 victory.

Randolph fined

The NBA fined Memphis forward Zach Randolph $25,000 for confronting Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins after their ejections in a game last week.

Injury report

Cleveland's star point guard, Kyrie Irving, will miss at least one month with a broken left index finger, an injury that initially was diagnosed as a bruise.

San Antonio swingman Stephen Jackson is out for four to six weeks after suffering a fracture of his right pinkie Monday against the Clippers.

Charlotte forward Tyrus Thomas is expected to miss two months with a torn muscle in his lower left leg.

Minnesota guard Brandon Roy had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

- Associated Press

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