Wizards end 17-game skid vs. Spurs
WASHINGTON – John Wall broke yet another personal 0-for-forever streak, this one against an entire team, scoring 25 points with eight assists Tuesday in a 101-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs that gave him his first taste of success against the reigning NBA champs.
Wall had been 0-7 against the Spurs since he was drafted No. 1 overall in 2010, and the Wizards as a whole had not beaten San Antonio since Nov. 12, 2005 — a streak of 17 games.
Wall didn't score in the fourth quarter, when back-to-back blocks by teammates Kevin Seraphin and Bradley Beal swung the momentum, and consecutive turnovers by the usually sure-handed Manu Ginobili essentially sealed the game for the Wizards.
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•JAMES' RETURN NOT ENOUGH: LeBron James scored 33 points in his return from a two-week layoff but it didn't stop the Cavs from suffering their sixth straight loss, 107-100 to the host Suns.
•BRYANT BACK, WADE INJURED: Kobe Bryant scored 12 points in his return but it wasn't enough to save the Lakers from a 78-75 defeat to the visiting Heat, which lost Dwyane Wade to a hamstring strain in the first half.
•CELTICS, NUGGETS TRADE: Denver dealt backup point guard Nate Robinson to Boston for guard Jameer Nelson.
•WILLIAMS AILS: Nets guard Deron Williams says he is still "pretty sore" and doesn't know when he will return. Williams was diagnosed with fractured left rib cartilage last week.
•TRIPLE THREAT: Al Horford had his first career triple-double, scoring 21 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Hawks to their ninth consecutive win, 105-87 over the host 76ers.
•JAZZ GET QUARTERED: The Warriors scored 44 points in the third quarter to fuel a 116-105 win over the host Jazz.