ATLANTA — John Wall scored 21 points and the Washington Wizards recovered after almost blowing a 20-point lead to beat the reeling Atlanta Hawks 114-97 on Wednesday night.
Paul Millsap had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Elton Brand, a fill-in starter at center, had 20 points and 11 boards for the Hawks, who have lost seven straight.
Trevor Ariza and Bradley Beal each had 19 points for the Wizards, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Washington ended an 11-game skid in Atlanta, winning for the first time since Jan. 11, 2008.
Bobcats 116, Pistons 98
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson scored 29 points, Kemba Walker had 24 points and a career-high 16 assists, and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Detroit Pistons for the second straight night.
Jefferson, who had 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday’s win at Detroit, went 12 of 20 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. He has scored at least 20 points in 16 of the last 18 games.
Brandon Jennings had 20 points for Detroit before being ejected from the game with 1:13 left after picking up his second technical foul.
Bulls 94, Raptors 92
TORONTO — Carlos Boozer scored 20 points, D.J. Augustin had 19 against his former team and the Chicago Bulls won their fourth straight game.
Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points, Jimmy Butler had 16 and Taj Gibson fouled out with 10 as the Bulls won for the fifth time in six games and halted Toronto’s winning streak at three. Joakim Noah had eight points and 13 assists for the Bulls.
DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 32 points while Kyle Lowry fouled out with 16. Lowry, who had seven assists, failed to extend his career-best streak of double doubles to four games.
Cavaliers 101, Magic 93
CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving scored 22 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their sixth straight game.
Luol Deng scored 17 points, while Tyler Zeller and Tristan Thompson each added 16 for Cleveland.
Arron Afflalo led Orlando with 23 points. The Magic have lost 14 consecutive road games and are an NBA-worst 3-25 away from home.