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Gortat and Beal lead Wizards past Knicks 101-87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcin Gortat scored 19 points, Bradley Beal added 18, and the Washington Wizards defeated the New York Knicks 101-87 on Friday night.

Otto Porter, starting his second straight game for the Wizards, scored 17. John Wall was held to six points on 3-of-13 shooting, but had a career-high 18 assists for Washington, which has won three of four.

Leading 59-49 early in the second half, the Wizards went on a 13-5 run capped by a Porter steal and fast-break dunk with 4:43 left in the third. New York got no closer than within 10 points, with just 1:33 left in the game.

Reserve Ricky Ledo scored a career-high 21 points for the Knicks, who have dropped nine straight.

With a game at Memphis on Saturday, the Wizards rested Paul Pierce (for the second straight game) and Nene. Drew Gooden started in place of Nene and grabbed 13 rebounds.

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