Arenas Season-Best 45 Points Sinks Former Team In Oakland

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Gilbert Arenas had season-highs with 45 points and 13 assists and the Washington Wizards ended a six-game losing streak, beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109 Friday night.

Caron Butler added a season-high 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards. Brendan Haywood scored 15 points to go with 12 rebounds and Antawn Jamison had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Monta Ellis scored 30 points to lead the Warriors, who lost their fifth straight. Stephen Curry added a season-high 27 points, Corey Maggette had 23 and Anthony Randolph 15.

The Warriors erased nearly all of a 12-point deficit to climb within 60-59 of the Wizards by halftime.