Wall scores 21, Gortat adds 18 as Wizards beat Kings 110-92
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Marcin Gortat scored 18 and the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 110-92 on Monday night for their third straight win.
Otto Porter Jr. and reserve Mike Scott chipped in 15 points apiece as six Wizards scored in double figures.
After losing to the Mavericks 113-99 in the opener of a four-game homestand, the Wizards outscored the Lakers, Hawks and Kings by an average of 111-94.
George Hill led Sacramento with 16 points, while Zach Randolph and Buddy Hield each had 12. The Kings have lost the first two games on their three-game road trip.
Wall was 8 of 9 from the field, including 4 for 4 from 3-point range. In two games against the Kings, he has 40 points and is 9 for 10 from long distance. In his other 10 games, he is 5 for 32.
Washington led by six at halftime and hit its first five shots — two by Bradley Beal — in the third quarter to extend the lead to 70-56. The Wizards built the margin to 22 late in the quarter.
The Wizards shot 51.8 percent (44 of 85), while the Kings made 40.5 percent (34 of 84). The Kings were 12 of 23 (52.3 percent) from 3-point range.
Washington outrebounded Sacramento 50-34. The Wizards had 30 assists and just 12 turnovers, while the Kings turned it over only 10 times.
The Kings led 32-25 after one but the Wizards' reserves, paced by Scott and Kelly Oubre Jr., went on a 15-2 run to start the second quarter.
Sacramento briefly regained the lead before Wall and the Wizards' starters returned and mounted a 17-8 run, good for a 57-51 halftime lead.
Kings: Are 1-7 on the road. . G/F Vince Carter (kidney stone) missed his third straight game. . Randolph finished with nine rebounds. . Six Kings scored in double figures.
Wizards: Beal added 14 points and Oubre had 12. . Have won four straight vs. the Kings. . C Ian Mahinmi had nine rebounds in 13 minutes. . Washington made 11 of 12 free throws.
Kings: Finish a three-game road swing at Atlanta on Wednesday.
Wizards: Wednesday at the Miami Heat, who swept the four-game season series in 2016-17.
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