NBA Basketball

Washington Wizards (23-26)


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@ DAL 
W 127-126
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@ HOU 
W 108-103
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@ NOP 
W 113-103
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@ SAS 
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Gafford double-double leads Wizards past Pelicans 113-103

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Daniel Gafford had a season-high 21 points to go with 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Washington Wizards beat the reeling New Orleans Pelicans 113-103 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.

"No matter what, I just kept playing," said Gafford, whose production helped mitigate the absence of 7-foot-3 star Kristaps Porzingis, who missed his third straight game with an ankle injury. "We've got KP out. So, really just stepping up was the main thing on my mind . just locking in and being able to play physical throughout the full game."

Bradley Beal scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Deni Avdija scored 13 for Washington, which also won its fourth straight on the road while sending New Orleans to its seventh straight loss overall.

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Leaders
Points: Kristaps Porzingis22.1
Rebounds: Kristaps Porzingis8.8
Assists: Monte Morris5.3
FG%: Bradley Beal51.1%
Steals: Delon Wright2.10
Blocks: Kristaps Porzingis1.49
Defense (Rank)
Points: 113.2 (15)
Rebounds: 43.6 (14)
Assists: 23.5 (6)
FG%: 46.3% (5)
FT%: 80.3% (30)
3P%: 35.7% (14)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 112.7 (23)
Rebounds: 44.4 (9)
Assists: 25.1 (15)
FG%: 47.8% (11)
FT%: 77.6% (20)
3P%: 34.8% (21)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Miami 28 23 .549 --
Atlanta 25 25 .500 2.5
Washington 23 26 .469 4.0
Orlando 19 31 .380 8.5
Charlotte 15 36 .294 13.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/23/2023 Kendrick Nunn Traded for Rui Hachimura
1/17/2023 Devon Dotson Waived
11/20/2022 Devon Dotson Signed as Free Agent Two-Way Contract
11/20/2022 Jordan Schakel Waived
10/15/2022 Jordan Goodwin Re-Signed Two-way contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/23/2023 Kristaps Porzingis Left ankle sprain
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