Wall fires 33 to power Wizards past Nets

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Posted at Mar 16 2014 12:38 PM | Updated as of Mar 16 2014 08:38 PM

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots the ball past Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee (1) and Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) in the second quarter at Verizon Center. Photo by Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Wizards 101, Nets 94

John Wall scored 33 points and forward Drew Gooden added 21 as the Washington Wizards rallied for a 101-94 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Bradley Beal added 15 points for the Wizards (34-32), who trailed by 10 points early in the final period, but closed the game with a 9-0 run. Washington moved into fifth place, one game ahead of Brooklyn.

Marcus Thornton scored 19 points and guard Joe Johnson had 16 for the Nets (33-31).

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Grizzlies 103, 76ers 77

Mike Conley scored 19 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-77 blowout win, issuing the Philadelphia 76ers with a 20th straight defeat.

The 1972-73 Sixers, who finished 9-73, also dropped 20 straight while the league record for consecutive losses is 26 by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Grizzlies (38-28) won for the fifth time in six games and the 12th time in their last 16.

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Bulls 94, Kings 87

Joakim Noah piled up 23 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and five blocked shots, leading the Chicago Bulls to a tough 94-87 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Taj Gibson added 19 points and nine rebounds, Mike Dunleavy scored 16 points and D.J. Augustin had 12 for Chicago.

The Bulls (37-29) have won 13 of their last 17 games and have 25 victories since Jan. 1.

Isaiah Thomas led the Kings (23-43) with 26 points.