Washington 96, New Orleans 87

Date - Friday, March 15, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #30 John Goble, #13 Monty McCutchen, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 14942

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 30 20 14 23 87
Washington 26 24 24 22 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 22-44 12-20 10-24 L2
Washington 22-42 17-17 5-25 W2

Recap

Wizards 96, Hornets 87: John Wall scored 14 of his season-high 29 points in the third quarter as host Washington won its fourth straight home game.

Wall shot 12-for-15, hit all three of his 3-pointers - after making only three total in his first 30 games - and had nine assists to help the Wizards improve to 14-4 in their last 18 home games. Martell Webster added 18 points.

Eric Gordon scored 20 points to lead New Orleans, which has dropped 10 of 13. Greivis Vasquez contributed 18 points and nine assists.

The game was deadlocked at 50 at the break but Wall was too much for the Hornets in the third. He had the first basket of the quarter, hit a jumper midway through to give Washington a 62-56 edge and scored the Wizards' final six points to make it 74-64 entering the fourth.

The Hornets got within 83-76 midway through the final frame before Wall reentered the game, and immediately keyed a 10-3 run. He had an assist on a Kevin Seraphin hoop, a layup and then another assist on Garrett Temple's basket with 2:51 left that made it 93-79.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wizards SG Bradley Beal missed his sixth straight game with a sprained left ankle. ... Wall's 29 points matches a season high for Washington. Beal had 29 against the New York Knicks on March 1. ... Hornets F Ryan Anderson scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. He missed the Hornets' loss at Brooklyn on Tuesday due to an illness.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Washington
Eric Gordon 20 Scoring John Wall 29
Greivis Vasquez 9 Assists John Wall 9
Al-Farouq Aminu 8 Rebounds Trevor Booker 13
Anthony Davis 8 Free Throws Made Nene 5
Greivis Vasquez 2 Steals John Wall 2
N/A Blocks Kevin Seraphin 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 87 43.8 3-19 14-19 15 40 0 6 11
Washington 96 50.0 9-20 15-19 23 39 7 5 12

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Wizards have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .302 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Hornets have a W/L % of .304 after a win and .349 after a loss.