NBA roundup: Bradley Beal sparks Wizards in win

Bradley Beal scored 25 points for the Wizards.
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Bradley Beal scored 25 points for the Wizards.

Bradley Beal scored 25 points, John Wall added 14 points and tied his career high with 16 assists, and the host Washington Wizards beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-100, Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Martel Webster’s 3-pointer with 42 seconds to play gave the Wizards a 100-98 lead. Beal added two free throws with 12.9 seconds left to make it 102-98.

Webster had 17 points, including five 3-pointers.


Kevin Love led the Timberwolves with 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Kevin Martin, who was averaging 24.4 points, was held to 11.

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The Wizards took an 86-85 lead on Beal’s layup with 10:24 to play and held it until Martin’s two free throws tied it at 95 with 2:23 to play.

Wall hit a jumper with 1:26 to play to give Washington a 97-95 lead, but Martin, who had missed 12 of his first 15 field goals, made a 3-pointer and Minnesota pulled ahead, 98-97, with 1:11 remaining.

Heat 104, Hawks 88 — Chris Bosh scored 19 points, Mario Chalmers went on a personal 9-0 run in a 39-second spurt of the pivotal third quarter, and host Miami topped Atlanta for its fourth straight victory.

Bosh shot 8 of 9 for the Heat, who got 17 points from Ray Allen and 13 from LeBron James. A 15-2 run in the third quarter gave Miami all the room it needed, even on a night when Dwyane Wade sat out to rest.


Mike Scott scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which got 12 points apiece from Al Horford and Pero Antic.

Kings 107, Suns 104 — DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 12 rebounds, helping host Sacramento rally to beat Phoenix.

Rookie Ben McLemore had a season-high 19 points, Isaiah Thomas also scored 19, Greivis Vasquez added 11 and Patrick Patterson 10 for the Kings, who had lost seven of their previous eight. Sacramento scored the game’s final 10 points in a run that was aided by three straight Phoenix turnovers in the closing minutes.

Gerald Green scored 23 points and Marcus Morris had 19 for the Suns, who lost their third straight.

Pistons 92, Knicks 86 — Rodney Stuckey scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, and Detroit beat New York in Auburn Hills, Mich., for the first time in eight meetings.


Josh Smith added 19 points for the Pistons, who led, 71-63, after three quarters and scored the first 7 points of the fourth.

New York cut the lead to 4 in the final minute.