Wizards 93, Hawks 83: John Wall scored 14 points and dished out four assists in his season debut while rookie Bradley Beal and A.J. Price scored 16 points apiece as host Washington was able to string together consecutive wins for the first time this season.
After missing 33 games with a stress injury in his left patella, Wall was effective in 21 minutes off the bench as Washington won for just the third time in its last 16 contests. Martell Webster added 15 points and Emeka Okafor collected 10 and 10 rebounds for the Wizards.
Jeff Teague scored 19 points and Al Horford chipped in 16 and 12 boards for the Hawks, who have dropped five of six. Atlanta had its six-game winning streak against the Wizards snapped and fell for just the second time in the last 20 meetings.
The Wizards reeled off a 9-0 run early in the game and led 27-17 after one quarter, but Atlanta heated up in the second and cut the deficit to 51-50 at halftime.
Washington scored the first seven points of the second half and led the rest of the way. The Hawks trimmed it to 83-77 with 5:07 left, but the Wizards answered with six straight points and didn't let the margin slip into single digits again.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Okafor recorded his sixth double-double in his past 10 games. … Hawks F Kyle Korver went 1-for-4 from 3-point range. He has made at least one 3-pointer in a personal-best 30 consecutive games - the second-longest streak in franchise history behind Mookie Blaylock (42). … The Hawks dropped to 7-4 in the second game of back-to-back sets.