Wizards stretch streak to three and close in on Southeast Division-leading Hawks

OTTO Porter Jr. had 21 points and 11 rebounds, while John Wall added 19 and the streaking Washington Wizards are now a half-game away from the Southeast Division lead with a 112-86 win over the Hawks on Friday in Atlanta (Saturday, Manila time).

It was the third straight win for the Wizards (20-8) and 10th in their last 12 games.

All five Washington starters scored in double figures for the 15th time this season, the most in the NBA. Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat and Bradley Beal each had 15 points.

Kent Bazemore scored 15 and Dwight Howard had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks, who now find themselves holding on to a slim lead in the Southeast Division.  

The Wizards established their lead early, with the first of two 14-point leads in the first quarter on Beal's 3-pointer. The Wizards went up by 16 early in the second on Beal's layup and took a 25-point lead in the final minute before halftime.

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