Pierce helps Wizards tame the Bulls

Paul Pierce scores 22 points as Washington edge out Chicago in the NBA; Ginobili helps Spurs end Hornets' winning run.

    The Wizards had all five startes finish in double-figure scores [Getty Images]
    The Wizards had all five startes finish in double-figure scores [Getty Images]

    Paul Pierce scored 22 points, and John Wall added 21 and nine assists to lead Washington Wizards past Chicago Bulls 105-99.

    Bradley Beal added 17 points, Nene had 13 and Marcin Gortat finished with 11 points and nine rebounds as all five Wizards starters finished in double-figures scoring.

    Elsewhere, Manu Ginobili came off the bench to score 27 points, as the San Antonio Spurs snapped the Charlotte Hornets' five-game winning streak with a 98-93 victory.

    Despite resting key players, soaring Atlanta Hawks cruised to their 10th consecutive victory by beating Boston Celtics 105-91.

    Zach Randolph collected 20 points and 14 rebounds, helping Memphis dominate the paint en route to a 103-92 victory over Brooklyn, who lost their seventh straight game.

    Other results:

    Pelicans 105, Pistons 94

    Magic 120, Rockets 113

    Raptors 100, 76ers 84

    Nuggets 114, Mavericks 107

    SOURCE: Reuters


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