Southeast Division (NHL)

Digest: Wizards beat Hawks, close in on first place

Digest: Wizards beat Hawks, close in on first place

Otto Porter Jr. had 21 points and 11 rebounds, John Wall scored 19 and the visiting Wizards moved within a half-game of the Southeast Division lead with a 112-86 victory over the Hawks on Friday night.

Washington has won three straight and 10 of 12, improving to 20-8 since Dec. 5.

Kent Bazemore scored 15 and Dwight Howard had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Atlanta, suddenly clinging to that slim lead in the Southeast.

All five Washington starters scored in double figures for the 15th time this season, most in the NBA. Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat and Bradley Beal each...

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