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NBA roundup: Wizards beat Lakers 116-111

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Wizards 116, Lakers 111

John Wall stayed hot with 31 points and nine assists and Nene had a career-high 30 points Tuesday night to carry Washington over visiting Los Angeles, snapping the Lakers’ three-game winning streak.

Wall has 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 4:41. Wall was 10-for-18 from the field and made 11-of-12 free throws.

Jordan Farmar led the Lakers with 22. Pau Gasol had 17.

Nets 102, Raptors 100

Andray Blatche scored 24 points, Joe Johnson had 21 and Brooklyn snapped a five-game losing streak by beating host Toronto.

Paul Pierce scored 16 points and Kevin Garnett had 12 as the Nets won for the first time since Nov. 15.

DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and Kyle Lowry had 21 for the Raptors, who snapped a two-game winning streak.

Toronto’s Amir Johnson missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer from the corner in the final seconds.

Magic 109, Hawks 92

Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and Orlando snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a win over Atlanta.

Al Horford and Jeff Teague each finished with 15 points for the Hawks.

Nikola Vucevic grabbed 15 rebounds, Jameer Nelson had 10 assists, and the Magic got a combined 30 points from Nicholson and E’Twaun Moore off the bench.

Warriors 102, Pelicans 101

Klay Thompson scored 22 points and tied a career high with eight assists, and Golden State snapped a three-game skid with a win over host New Orleans.

Eric Gordon had a chance to win it for the Pelicans with a 3-pointer from the left corner in the final seconds, but the shot rimmed out.

Ryan Anderson had 21 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans.


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