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  • BASKETBALL

    Wall, Wizards cool off Lakers

  • WASHINGTON — John Wall stayed hot with 31 points and nine assists, Nene had a career high 30 and Washington broke Los Angeles' three-game winning streak with a 116-111 victory on Tuesday.
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  • WASHINGTON — John Wall stayed hot with 31 points and nine assists, Nene had a career high 30 and Washington broke Los Angeles' three-game winning streak with a 116-111 victory on Tuesday.
    Wall scored more than 30 points for the third straight game for the first time in his career, with his 13 fourth-quarter points coming in the final 4:40 to help Washington hold off Los Angeles. Wall was 10 for 18 from the field and made 11 of 12 free throws.
    Nene surpassed his previous career best by two points on 13-for-22 shooting from the field. Martell Webster added 20 points with four 3-pointers.
    Jordan Farmar led the Lakers with 22 and Pau Gasol had 17.
    Magic 109, Hawks 92
    At Atlanta, Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak.
    Al Horford and Jeff Teague each finished with 15 points for the Hawks, who lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
    Nets 102, Raptors 100
    At Toronto, Andray Blatche scored 24 points, Joe Johnson had 21 and Brooklyn snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Toronto.
    Paul Pierce scored 16 points and Kevin Garnett had 12 as the Nets won for the first time since beating Phoenix on Nov. 15.
    Brooklyn won for just the third time in its past nine games in Canada, getting the victory despite playing without guard Deron Williams and center Brook Lopez, both of whom are sidelined with left ankle injuries.
    Warriors 102, Pelicans 101
    At New Orleans, Klay Thompson scored 22 points and tied a career high with eight assists, and Golden State snapped a three-game skid by defeating New Orleans.
    Eric Gordon had a chance to win it for New Orleans with an open 3-pointer from the left corner in the final seconds, but the shot rimmed out and Anthony Davis couldn't quite reach the rebound.
    Jermaine O'Neal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and did not look at all rusty, sinking his first seven shots en route to 18 points — including a clutch baseline hook with 2:06 left. David Lee added 19 points.
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