Jordan McRae's 29 points lead Wizards over Hawks 111-101

Jordan McRae's 29 points lead Wizards over Hawks 111-101
Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) reaches for the ball next to Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan McRae scored 29 points, Troy Brown Jr. added 18 and 10 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards overcame a poor shooting performance to beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-101 Friday night.

Washington shot just 37.5% but went on a 17-4 spurt late in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Trailing 93-90 midway through the fourth, Ish Smith and McRae made field goals and Ian Mahinmi hit two baskets and a free throw to give the Wizards a 99-93 lead with 3:35 to play.

Atlanta (8-31), which has the worst record in the NBA, lost for the 14th time in 16 games. Trae Young, who had 42 points in a defeat to Houston on Wednesday, led the Hawks with 19 points.

John Collins had his second straight double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds for Atlanta, and Alex Len had 10 points and 14 rebounds.


Hawks: F/C Bruno Fernando missed his second straight game due to personal reasons. Coach Lloyd Pierce said there’s no timetable for his return. … F Jabari Parker was out for the fourth consecutive game with a right shoulder injury. Pierce said Parker began treatment on the shoulder Friday. “He’ll be evaluated, I think, in another 10-12 days as to where he is, and what we can do from there,” Pierce said.

Wizards: G Bradley Beal (right leg) was out for the seventh time in the last eight games. “Getting better. I know I’ve been saying that for a while,” coach Scott Brooks said. “We’re going to be very cautious. We’re not going to put him out there until he’s 100%. He’s not ready yet.” … F Davis Bertans returned after missing nine games with a right quad strain. Bertans played 21 minutes and scored 14 points. … C Thomas Bryant, who hasn’t played since Dec. 3 with a stress reaction in his right foot is nearing a return, Brooks said. … G John Wall, who hasn’t played this season in his rehab from Achilles tendon surgery, played 3-on-3 on Thursday. “I thought he looked great,” Brooks said.


Hawks: Visit Brooklyn Nets on Sunday

Wizards: Host the Utah Jazz on Sunday afternoon

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