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Henderson leads Hornets over Wizards again, 94-87

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gerald Henderson scored 27 points and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Washington Wizards for the second time this week, 94-87 on Thursday night.

Henderson was 10 of 15 from the field as the Hornets beat the Wizards for the fifth straight time. Charlotte won at Washington on Monday night, 92-88.

Brian Roberts had 12 points and provided a huge spark late in the third quarter after Charlotte fell behind by 11. Lance Stephenson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jason Maxiell added 11 points apiece for the Hornets (22-27).

Paul Pierce scored 19 for the Wizards. John Wall had 15 points and 13 assists.

Charlotte picked up its defense in the fourth quarter, holding the Wizards to 5-of-19 shooting.

Wizards guard Bradley Beal left in the first half with an injury to his right big toe and did not return. He had one point in 11 minutes.

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