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Wall leads Wizards past Hornets 110-107 in double-overtime

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored seven of his game-high 32 points in the second overtime, and the Washington Wizards held off the Charlotte Hornets 110-107 on Friday night.

Wall’s pull-up jumper with 9.9 seconds left made it 110-107, and Charlotte’s Mo Williams and Al Jefferson missed 3-pointers in the final seconds.

It was Wall’s second game in a row with 30-plus points as the Wizards (41-32) snapped a four-game losing streak.

Washington’s Drew Gooden finished with 15 points and 17 rebounds. Bradley Beal, questionable after spraining his right ankle in Wednesday’s loss, added 16 points.

Jefferson scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Charlotte. Williams, who was questionable with a sore left knee, added 26 points and 10 assists.

Charlotte (30-41), battling for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, has lost eight of 10.

Wall’s jumper tied it at 96 with 3.3 seconds left in regulation. Wall and Charlotte’s Kemba Walker both missed shots in the final seconds of the first overtime.

Butler’s 3-pointer with 11.7 seconds left in regulation pulled Washington within one at 95-94. After Charlotte’s Jeffrey Taylor made one of two free throws, Wall’s jumper from the right wing tied the score at 96.

Williams’ 3-point attempt fell short to end regulation.

Washington opened the fourth quarter with a 13-3 run and led 88-82 with 7:14 left. The Wizards then went cold and Jefferson’s dunk, the Hornets’ first field goal of the quarter, tied it at 88 with 3:48 left.

Williams’ 3-pointer put Charlotte ahead 91-88. After a turnover by Washington, Walker’s two free throws put Charlotte up 95-91 with 14 seconds left.

Jefferson scored seven of Charlotte’s points during a 14-2 run that opened the second half, and the Hornets led by seven.

Washington led by as many as 11 in the second quarter, but Williams (12 second-quarter points) kept Charlotte in it. Gerald Henderson (11 points, 14 rebounds) scored six straight Charlotte points late in the quarter and the Wizards’ lead was cut to five at halftime.

Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (11 points) sprained his left ankle with 1:12 left in the third quarter and didn’t return.

TIP INS

Hornets: Split the season series with Washington 2-2. … F Cody Zeller (sore right shoulder) missed his fourth straight game.

Wizards: Signed G Will Bynum to a 10-day contract and waived F Toure’ Murry. Bynum was scoreless in three minutes of action. … F Kris Humphries (strained left groin), G Garrett Temple (right hamstring strain) and C-F DeJuan Blair (personal reasons) were out.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Host Atlanta on Saturday.

Wizards: Host Houston on Sunday.

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