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CDR Calls Out Teammates as Shorthanded Wiz Blast Harris-less Nets

The Nets dropped to 0-3 Saturday night in Washington, getting smoked by the Wizards, who were playing without Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. A 6-0 run late in the first quarter gave the Wizards the lead and they never trailed after that. They led by 11 at the half, by 20 after the third quarter and by as many as 27 in the fourth. Chris Douglas-Roberts led the Nets with a career-high 25 points and Rafer Alston, starting for Devin Harris, added 20 points and eight assists. But the Nets allowed the Wizards to shoot 63 percent from the field. Gilbert Arenas and Andray Blatche combined to score 62 points for Washington. Lawrence Frank called the defense "pitiful" while CDR was angry that none of his teammates retaliated for Javale McGee's hard hit on him after a particularly good run. In both his post-game interview and his Twitter page, Douglas-Roberts demanded the team change its attitude. "We have to protect each other," he said. "We have to send messages. We have to develop that culture. If not, we won’t be a good team."