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NBA Game Summary - Minnesota at Washington



(Tuesday, November 19th)

Final Score: Washington 104, Minnesota 100

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - John Wall deposited 14 points and matched a career-high with 16 assists as the Washington Wizards snapped a four-game losing skid to top the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-100 on Tuesday.

Wall pushed the Wizards in front with a jumper with 1:26 remaining but Kevin Martin drilled a 3-pointer at the other end to put the visitors on top.

The Wizards took the shot clock down on their next possession, and on a broken play, Wall swung a pass to Martell Webster for a contested triple and a 100-98 Washington lead.

Bradley Beal and Nene scored 25 and 20 points, respectively, and put the game away with a set of free throws in the final seconds.

Webster made five 3s en route to 17 points while filling in for an injured Trevor Ariza. Marcin Gortat netted 14 points on 7-of-10 from the floor.

The loss spoiled yet another terrific effort from Kevin Love, who tallied 25 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.

Love got off to a hot start, dropping 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first quarter. Minnesota shot 60 percent as a team and led 34-27 after one.

"I thought he was going for 70 in the first eight minutes," Washington head coach Randy Wittman said of Love.

Nikola Pekovic and J.J. Barea pushed the Wolves' lead to double figures with layups early in the second quarter and it ballooned to 16 points on a Robbie Hummel corner 3 midway through the period. Washington weathered the storm but still trailed 63-51 at intermission.

Beal's 3 sparked a Washington run to claw back to within a point at 5:34 of the third and his three-point play put the visitors in front 75-74 later in the frame.

The biggest lead of the fourth quarter belonged to the Wizards when Wall found Jan Vesely for an alley-oop in transition. Vesely shot 4-for-4 in the contest with all of his baskets coming at the rim, including three alley-oops.

The difference in the clash was Minnesota's inability to stop Washington in transition. The Wizards outscored the Wolves in fastbreak points, 33-9.

"I just thought we were very impatient with what we were trying to do," Minnesota head coach Rick Adelman said. "I thought everybody was trying to make the home run play, trying to win the play in one possession and not make you guard us."

Game Notes

Wall previously recorded 16 assists against the Lakers on March 22 ... Corey Brewer scored 16 points and Pekovic had 13 ... Every member of Washington's starting unit recorded at least two assists.

11/19 23:55:20 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
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y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
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Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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