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Wall, Beal, Green help Wizards rally past Clippers 125-118

WASHINGTON (AP) There has been a lot of negativity around the struggling Washington Wizards in recent days. When they fell behind the Los Angeles Clippers by 24 points midway in the second quarter, the Wizards didn't fall apart again. Instead, they rallied for their biggest win of the season.

John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal had 27 and Jeff Green added 20 as Washington wore down the Clippers 125-118 on Tuesday night.

Amid a 5-11 start, there were reports the team would listen to trade offers for All-Star guards Wall and Beal, and talk of a nasty practice last week with Wall yelling at coach Scott Brooks and being fined for disrespectful behavior.

''It happened. We talked about it, we moved on,'' Brooks said. ''I'm not here to throw anything in anybody's face.''

Wall, Beal and Green each scored 10 in the fourth quarter as Washington outscored Los Angeles 39-23 to pull out the win.

''We've still got a lot of stuff to fix,'' Beal said. ''I'm still not happy. I know everybody's not happy with where we are.''

The Wizards cut the Clippers lead to 95-86 after three quarters and took a 115-113 lead on Wall's layup with 2:33 to play.

Tobias Harris scored a season-high 29 points, Montrezl Harrell had 20, and Lou Williams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each added 17 for the Clippers, who had won five straight. Williams was ejected with 34.5 seconds to play.

''You have a team, you can see they're wounded, and I really thought we had a chance to be up 30 at halftime,'' Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said. ''And you can just see it we kind of got the lead, kind of turned down the energy.''

TIP INS

Clippers: C Luc Mbah a Moute missed his 12th straight game with a sore left knee. ... Rivers said it wasn't a problem to face his son, Austin, who was traded from Los Angeles to Washington in the offseason. ''We should have that one down tonight,'' Rivers said. ''If we mess that one up, I'm going to go off on the whole team.'' The Clippers held Austin Rivers to two points. ... G Tyrone Wallace left the court after a violent collision with Beal late in the third quarter. Wallace held a towel over his left eye as he departed, but Rivers said he had tested negatively for a concussion.

Wizards: C Dwight Howard was out with a glute injury. Howard missed the season's first seven games with the injury. Thomas Bryant received his first NBA start and scored seven points in 19 minutes. ... F Kelly Oubre, Jr. started in place of Markieff Morris. It was the first time Morris came off the bench since Feb. 28, 2016. Oubre committed five fouls in 12 minutes.

WILLIAMS TOSSED

Williams, who Rivers said was subpar because of illness was ejected after being assessed a technical foul. Generally, two technical warrant ejection.

''I felt like we were playing through a lot of contact and I didn't think that Washington was playing through a lot of contact, and I wanted a real answer why that was,'' Williams said.

TOUGH WALL

Brooks defended Wall from talk that he was soft and slow.

''John, he's been taking hits,'' Brooks said. ''You hear all the reports, he's heavy. He has seven percent body fat.He hasn't played well. None of us have.''

Brooks said that Wall suffered a bruised thigh in the season's second game, and played through it for several games. ''He didn't say one word, and I wasn't going to say it,'' Brooks said.

Wall had little to say about the tenor of the team after the game.

''It's cool,'' he said. ''It's a good start.''

UP NEXT

Clippers: Host Memphis on Friday.

Wizards: Visit Toronto on Friday.

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Key Players
T. Harris
34 SF
J. Wall
2 PG
34.8 Min. Per Game 34.8
20.9 Pts. Per Game 20.9
7.9 Ast. Per Game 7.9
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
51.9 Field Goal % 44.4
51.8 Three Point % 44.9
81.0 Free Throw % 68.6
  Defensive rebound by Otto Porter Jr. 0:19
  Tobias Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:22
+ 1 John Wall made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:28
  Team rebound 0:28
  John Wall missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:28
  Personal foul on Danilo Gallinari 0:28
+ 1 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made free throw 0:31
  Shooting foul on Jeff Green 0:31
+ 2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made driving layup 0:31
+ 1 Bradley Beal made free throw 0:34
+ 1 Bradley Beal made free throw 0:34
Team Stats
Points 118 125
Field Goals 46-89 (51.7%) 40-93 (43.0%)
3-Pointers 11-27 (40.7%) 13-39 (33.3%)
Free Throws 15-18 (83.3%) 32-39 (82.1%)
Total Rebounds 49 57
Offensive 7 11
Defensive 37 33
Team 5 13
Assists 20 27
Steals 6 11
Blocks 4 8
Turnovers 17 7
Fouls 28 20
Technicals 2 2
29 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST
30 PTS, 4 REB, 8 AST
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away team logo Clippers 11-6 40332223118
home team logo Wizards 6-11 21333239125
Team Stats
away team logo Clippers 11-6 115.6 PPG 46.4 RPG 22.1 APG
home team logo Wizards 6-11 112.0 PPG 41 RPG 24.3 APG
Key Players
T. Harris SF 21.0 PPG 8.4 RPG 2.2 APG 50.4 FG%
J. Wall PG 20.4 PPG 3.5 RPG 8.3 APG 43.8 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Harris SF 29 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
J. Wall PG 30 PTS 4 REB 8 AST
51.7 FG% 43.0
40.7 3PT FG% 33.3
83.3 FT% 82.1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Harris 37 29 9 1 0 0 2 3 12/21 4/6 1/2 1 8 38 0
S. Gilgeous-Alexander 28 17 3 3 3 1 2 0 6/11 1/4 4/5 1 2 28 +5
M. Gortat 15 9 7 1 1 0 2 5 4/7 0/0 1/1 1 6 17 +5
A. Bradley 31 4 1 0 0 0 3 3 2/3 0/1 0/0 0 1 2 -8
D. Gallinari 28 3 5 5 0 0 0 4 0/8 0/4 3/3 0 5 18 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Harris 37 29 9 1 0 0 2 3 12/21 4/6 1/2 1 8 38 0
S. Gilgeous-Alexander 28 17 3 3 3 1 2 0 6/11 1/4 4/5 1 2 28 +5
M. Gortat 15 9 7 1 1 0 2 5 4/7 0/0 1/1 1 6 17 +5
A. Bradley 31 4 1 0 0 0 3 3 2/3 0/1 0/0 0 1 2 -8
D. Gallinari 28 3 5 5 0 0 0 4 0/8 0/4 3/3 0 5 18 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Harrell 31 20 9 2 0 1 1 5 9/13 0/0 2/2 4 5 33 -11
L. Williams 22 17 2 3 1 0 4 1 7/15 1/4 2/2 0 2 22 -11
M. Scott 13 9 2 0 1 1 2 0 3/4 3/4 0/0 0 2 11 -11
P. Beverley 20 6 5 5 0 1 1 4 2/5 2/4 0/0 0 5 21 +1
T. Wallace 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1/1 0/0 0/1 0 1 3 +2
S. Thornwell 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 0 2 -2
B. Marjanovic 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -5
L. Mbah a Moute - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Delgado - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Teodosic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 118 44 20 6 4 17 28 46/89 11/27 15/18 7 37 195 -35
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 40 30 4 8 2 2 1 2 9/24 5/12 7/10 0 4 53 +6
B. Beal 41 27 3 7 0 1 2 3 8/17 0/3 11/14 1 2 43 +15
O. Porter Jr. 37 11 14 2 2 1 0 1 4/9 1/4 2/2 1 13 32 +10
T. Bryant 19 7 3 1 0 1 1 1 3/5 0/1 1/2 1 2 12 -1
K. Oubre Jr. 12 3 1 0 1 0 1 5 1/4 1/1 0/0 0 1 4 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 40 30 4 8 2 2 1 2 9/24 5/12 7/10 0 4 53 +6
B. Beal 41 27 3 7 0 1 2 3 8/17 0/3 11/14 1 2 43 +15
O. Porter Jr. 37 11 14 2 2 1 0 1 4/9 1/4 2/2 1 13 32 +10
T. Bryant 19 7 3 1 0 1 1 1 3/5 0/1 1/2 1 2 12 -1
K. Oubre Jr. 12 3 1 0 1 0 1 5 1/4 1/1 0/0 0 1 4 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Green 26 20 7 3 1 1 0 1 8/11 3/6 1/1 1 6 35 +13
T. Satoransky 24 13 7 3 3 1 1 2 4/7 1/3 4/4 4 3 29 +2
M. Morris 25 12 5 2 1 1 1 4 3/11 2/6 4/4 3 2 22 +4
A. Rivers 13 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0/5 0/3 2/2 0 0 5 -6
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McRae - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Randle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Brown Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Mahinmi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 237 125 44 27 11 8 7 20 40/93 13/39 32/39 11 33 235 +35