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Wiz let 25-point lead shrink to 3 but beat Blazers 105-97

WASHINGTON (AP) — After letting a 25-point lead dwindle to three, the Washington Wizards held on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-97 Monday night, behind John Wall’s 21 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, two blocks — and one head-first dive into the fifth row of the stands.

Wall was truly everywhere, running the Wizards’ high-speed offense to the tune of a 25-4 edge in fast-break points.

Two nights after becoming the first NBA team to trail by 18 at halftime before eventually winning by 16, in a home victory against Sacramento, the Wizards were the ones who nearly blew a large advantage.

But they held on for their fourth consecutive victory, a streak that began right after a 4-13 stretch.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Portland.

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