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Wall scores 27 points to lead Wizards over Hornets 109-101

Wall scores 27 points to lead Wizards over Hornets 109-101

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall had 27 points and 12 assists, Garrett Temple scored a career-high 21 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-101 on Saturday night.

Wall scored 20 points in the first half and then drilled a key jumper with just over 2 minutes left in the game after the Hornets nearly erased a 15-point deficit. Cody Zeller's layup cut the lead to 99-98 with 2:24 to play.

Jared Dudley matched a season high with 19 points and Marcin Gortat had 18 points for Washington.

Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 18 points, and Jeremy Lin had 15.

In the teams' first meeting of the season, the Wizards scored just six points in the fourth...

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