Wall's double-double gets Wizards to .500
NEW YORK – John Wall had 22 points and 13 assists and Marcin Gortat scored 25 points as Washington beat Brooklyn 111-96 on Saturday for its fourth consecutive victory.
"John, again, is just playing at a fabulous clip right now," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. "His leadership on the floor, in the huddles, in the locker room, orchestrating things on the floor, that's a thing of beauty."
Washington (14-14), despite a number of injuries, is back at .500 for the first time since it was 6-6 a month ago.
Brook Lopez had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, who lost their sixth consecutive home game. Thaddeus Young finished with 16 points and 14 boards.
•STEAL SEALS DEAL: Anthony Davis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, and Tyreke Evans stole Trevor Ariza's inbound pass in the final seconds, as the Pelicans held on for a 110-108 victory over the Rockets in New Orleans. Eric Gordon scored 26 for the Pelicans, hitting six three-pointers. James Harden scored 25 points for Houston.
•76ERS GET SECOND WIN: Isaiah Canaan scored 22 points and reserve Nik Stauskas had 17 as Philadelphia (2-30) beat the host Suns 111-104 for their second victory of the season. The 76ers ended a 12-game losing streak with their first win since Dec. 1 and a 23-game road slide dating to last season. Former Suns guard Ish Smith, signed on Christmas Eve, scored 14 points in a starting role.
•BLAZERS STOP LEBRON, CAVS: Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 26 points, and the Trail Blazers held LeBron James to just 12 points in a 105-76 victory over the Cavaliers in Portland.
•NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Kawhi Leonard had 20 points, helping the Spurs extended their franchise record for consecutive wins at home to 26, including a record 17 straight to open this season, with a 101-86 victory over the Nuggets. LaMarcus Aldridge had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs. Denver's Nikola Jokic scored 22 points.
•TIMELY TOUCH: Kemba Walker scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the host Hornets held off the Grizzlies 98-92. Walker also had eight assists.
•HAWKS FLYING HIGH: Paul Millsap scored 22 points and Al Horford 19 to lead the Hawks to a 117-98 victory over the Knicks, their sixth win in a row. Carmelo Anthony had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks.
•SOLID 1-2 PUNCH: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 24 points as the visiting Heat beat the Magic 108-101. Nik Vucevic led Orlando with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
•RAPTORS SOAR IN FOURTH: DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points and Terrence Ross added 21 to lead the Raptors past the Bucks 111-90 in Milwaukee. Toronto outscored the Bucks 35-11 in the fourth quarter.
•DOING HIS BEST: Detroit center Andre Drummond had 22 points and 22 rebounds in the Pistons' 99-93 loss to the visiting Celtics. Avery Bradley scored 18 points for Boston and Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and nine assists.
•CLIPPERS ADJUST, WIN: Playing without injured teammate Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick scored 25 points and Paul Pierce had 20 to lead the visiting Clippers over the Jazz 109-104.
•BAREA HOT AGAIN FOR MAVS: Former Timberwolf J.J. Barea made a career-high seven three-pointers and finished with 26 points coming off his first 30-point game, and the host Mavericks beat the Bulls 118-111.