Wizards snap 16-game losing streak, beating Hornets 112-100

Fri, Mar 8, 2024
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Wizards snap 16-game losing streak, beating Hornets 112-100

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kyle Kuzma scored 28 points, Deni Avdija added 18 and the Washington Wizards snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 112-100 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.

Washington had matched a team record of 16 consecutive losses set during the 2009-10 season, but the Wizards avoided claiming the mark alone. Charlotte now has the NBA's longest active skid at six games despite a 32-point, 12-rebound effort from Miles Bridges.

One game after squandering a 21-point second-quarter lead against Orlando, the Wizards let a 15-point advantage get away and trailed by 10 late in the third quarter. But on a night when both teams had a terrible time shooting 3-pointers, Kuzma and Avdija were able to hurt Charlotte down the stretch by attacking the basket.

Kuzma nearly had a triple-double, finishing with nine assists and eight rebounds. Avdija had 14 rebounds, and Washington's Richaun Holmes had 14 points and 11 rebounds without missing a shot.

PELICANS 103, 76ERS 95

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Zion Williamson had 23 points and 12 rebounds and New Orleans beat a Philadelphia team spiraling without injured All-Stars Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey.

The Pelicans held on after a 36-point lead was trimmed to five on a Jeff Dowtin Jr. 3-pointer with 45 seconds left .

Tobias Harris had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia. The 76ers lost for the 15th time in 21 games.

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