Wall leads Wizards past slumping Hawks, 114-97

ATLANTA (AP) - 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.


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