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NBA game roundup: Wizards beat Spurs, snap losing streak

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WASHINGTON — Guard John Wall scored 25 points and reserve center Kevin Seraphin dominated the fourth quarter as the Washington Wizards snapped a 17-game losing streak to the San Antonio Spurs with a 101-93 win on Tuesday night.

Seraphin scored 11 of his 17 points in the final period including nine straight for the Wizards (26-12). The lead changed sides seven times in the fourth quarter before Seraphin’s putback put Washington ahead for good at 88-87 with 5:44 remaining.

Washington’s previous win over San Antonio took place Nov. 12, 2005. None of the current Wizards played in that game, which came five seasons before Wall entered the NBA as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

Hawks 105, 76ers 87

PHILADELPHIA — Red-hot Atlanta rested three starters against Philadelphia, but one of those who remained, Al Horford, more than made up for their absence.

Horford had the first triple-double of his eight-year career, logging 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Atlanta’s ninth straight win and its 23rd in the last 25 games.

Reserve guard Kent Bazemore added 17 points and guard/forward Kyle Korver had 15 for the Hawks, who at 30-8 own the Eastern Conference’s best record. Amid a stretch in which they will play four games in five nights, they rested guard Jeff Teague and forwards Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll.

Timberwolves 110, Pacers 101

INDIANAPOLIS — Guard Mo Williams scored 52 points, which is a Bankers Life Fieldhouse record for a visiting player, and Minnesota snapped a 15-game losing streak against struggling Indiana.

Williams scored 37 second-half points, and the Timberwolves scored 41 fourth-quarter points to win for the first time since beating Portland on Dec. 10 in Minneapolis. It was the Timberwolves’ first road victory since beating the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 28 at the Staples Center.

Williams’ 52 points broke the visitors’ record of 49 scored by Amar’e Stoudemire while playing for Phoenix against the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Nov. 5, 2008.

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