NEW ORLEANS — John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards won hours after making a multiplayer deal at the NBA trade deadline, 99-89 over the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday night.
Roger Mason scored 17 of his season-high 19 points in the second half to help the Wizards snap a three-game skid and win for only the 10th time this season.
Chris Kaman scored 20 points for the Hornets, who erased a 16-point deficit and took a brief lead in the fourth quarter, only to watch Mason hit three 3-pointers during a 13-0 Washington run.
Earlier in the day, Washington traded guard Nick Young and centers JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to Denver as part of a three team deal.
MAVERICKS 101, BOBCATS 96: At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and Dallas rallied from 14 points down in the second quarter.
The Mavericks won their second straight — improving to 15-0 all-time against the Bobcats — although the victories have come against lottery-bound Washington and Charlotte.
Jason Terry added 18 points for the Mavs, who had lost eight of their previous 11.Comment on this story
Corey Maggette scored 21 points to lead the league-worst Bobcats (6-36).
THUNDER 103, NUGGETS 90: At Denver, Kevin Durant scored 24 points, Russell Westbrook had 23 and Oklahoma City beat short-handed Denver.
Andre Miller had 17 to lead the Nuggets.
SUNS 91, CLIPPERS 87: At Los Angeles, Shannon Brown had 21 points with three treys and Sebastian Telfair dished eight assists. Blake Griffin posted a game-high 25 points.