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Beal, defense lead Wizards to 113-94 win over Hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) Even with John Wall struggling through migraine symptoms, the Washington Wizards continued their renewed commitment to defense.

Bradley Beal scored 19 points on a day when Wall skipped the morning shootaround and most of pregame warm-ups, and the Wizards forced the Atlanta Hawks into a season-worst 24 turnovers in a 113-94 victory on Saturday night.

''I didn't have the same burst or energy,'' said Wall, who had 13 points and five assists in 24 minutes. ''One of my migraines came back and I had a cold on top of it. I didn't get to warm up before the game. I had to get two IVs, so I could have some type of energy.''

Markieff Morris scored 18 points, his most since returning from sports hernia surgery earlier this month, and Kelly Oubre added 18 off the bench.

That was enough to guide the Wizards to a second straight win while keeping a visiting opponent under 100 points. They'd allowed 110 or more in their first five games at Capital One Arena.

''We emphasized that the last couple of days,'' Morris said. ''We had a couple of bad losses by not playing D. That has to be our identity.''

The Wizards shot 54 percent from the floor.

Taurean Prince scored 19 points and Marco Belinelli had 15 for Atlanta, which failed to keep it close despite turning Washington's season-high 23 turnovers into 37 points.

Hawks leading scorer Dennis Schroeder had seven points on 2 of 16 shooting. He missed all eight of his first-half attempts.

''Nothing is going to change for me,'' said Schroder, who was held to single digits for the first time this season. ''I've just got to stay aggressive. Even if I've got a game like that, I've got to come out there ready next time.''

It was an 11-point game before Washington's second unit began the fourth quarter on an 18-2 run. That allowed coach Scott Brooks to keep rest his starters for the remainder of the game.

''Lots of good play off the bench,'' Brooks said. ''Guys were moving the ball and looking for each other. That's progress and hopefully we can continue to build off a game like tonight.''

TIP-INS:

Hawks: Have allowed at least 110 points in seven consecutive games. ... Attempted 19 3-pointers in the first half, making eight. ... F Mike Muscala (ankle) missed his fourth straight game.

Wizards: Began the game 0 for 9 from beyond the arc before Morris' 3-pointer cut it to 37-36 with 4:08 left in the first half. Beal followed with another 3 to give the Wizards the lead for good. ... Wall picked up his fourth foul with 4:34 left in the third quarter. He sat the rest of the night with the game out of reach.

BENCH PRESS

Oubre led a Washington bench that outscored Atlanta's 54-37. He also had eight of the Wizards' 14 steals.

KIEFF-ICIENT SHOOTING

In his fifth game back from injury, Morris shot 8 of 10 from the floor and 2 of 3 from 3-point range. He also blocked two shots and made a steal.

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

Brooks raved about the atmosphere at the arena the Wizards share with the Capitals after attending Washington's 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. He admitted he didn't understand all the nuances of hockey.

''To me, it was a lot of turnovers,'' he quipped.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Finish a three-game road swing at New Orleans on Monday.

Wizards: Close a stretch of six out of seven at home on Monday against Sacramento.

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Key Players
D. Schroder
17 G
B. Beal
3 G
34.8 Min. Per Game 34.8
25.1 Pts. Per Game 25.1
3.2 Ast. Per Game 3.2
4.6 Reb. Per Game 4.6
44.9 Field Goal % 49.5
47.0 Three Point % 49.3
88.1 Free Throw % 81.3
+ 3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Isaiah Taylor 0:17
+ 2 Tomas Satoransky made layup, assist by Tim Frazier 0:26
  Bad pass turnover on Taurean Waller-Prince, stolen by Jodie Meeks 0:31
  Team rebound 0:37
  Isaiah Taylor missed layup, blocked by Chris McCullough 0:38
  Out of bounds turnover on Tim Frazier 0:48
+ 2 Isaiah Taylor made layup 1:06
  Bad pass turnover on Tim Frazier, stolen by Isaiah Taylor 1:10
  Defensive rebound by Mike Scott 1:33
  Taurean Waller-Prince missed jump shot 1:36
+ 1 Tomas Satoransky made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:52
Team Stats
Points 94 113
Field Goals 34-83 (41.0%) 42-78 (53.8%)
3-Pointers 14-33 (42.4%) 7-24 (29.2%)
Free Throws 12-17 (70.6%) 22-28 (78.6%)
Total Rebounds 43 53
Offensive 10 11
Defensive 22 31
Team 11 11
Assists 19 22
Steals 11 14
Blocks 1 10
Turnovers 24 23
Fouls 23 22
Technicals 1 0
19 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST
19 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Hawks 2-11 1923252794
home team logo Wizards 7-5 20292737113
Team Stats
away team logo Hawks 2-11 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Wizards 7-5 107.2 PPG 40 RPG 23.3 APG
Key Players
T. Waller-Prince F 14.1 PPG 4.7 RPG 2.6 APG 42.6 FG%
B. Beal G 22.6 PPG 4.4 RPG 4.5 APG 46.0 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Waller-Prince F 19 PTS 3 REB 3 AST
B. Beal G 19 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
41.0 FG% 53.8
42.4 3PT FG% 29.2
70.6 FT% 78.6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Waller-Prince 33 19 3 3 3 1 5 3 6/12 4/6 3/4 1 2 27 -20
K. Bazemore 24 13 0 2 3 0 2 3 6/12 1/3 0/2 0 0 18 -20
D. Dedmon 27 13 8 0 1 0 5 2 5/8 0/3 3/3 4 4 17 -10
D. Schroder 31 7 7 5 0 0 4 1 2/16 0/3 3/4 2 5 20 -18
L. Babbitt 31 5 6 2 0 0 3 4 2/8 1/5 0/0 2 4 12 -15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Waller-Prince 33 19 3 3 3 1 5 3 6/12 4/6 3/4 1 2 27 -20
K. Bazemore 24 13 0 2 3 0 2 3 6/12 1/3 0/2 0 0 18 -20
D. Dedmon 27 13 8 0 1 0 5 2 5/8 0/3 3/3 4 4 17 -10
D. Schroder 31 7 7 5 0 0 4 1 2/16 0/3 3/4 2 5 20 -18
L. Babbitt 31 5 6 2 0 0 3 4 2/8 1/5 0/0 2 4 12 -15
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Belinelli 24 15 2 1 1 0 1 2 5/8 4/7 1/2 0 2 19 -16
M. Delaney 15 11 2 2 2 0 3 2 4/5 3/4 0/0 0 2 16 -3
I. Taylor 15 6 0 2 1 0 1 0 2/8 0/1 2/2 0 0 10 +3
T. Cavanaugh 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 1 4 +6
J. Collins 22 2 3 1 0 0 0 5 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 2 7 -5
T. Dorsey 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 +3
M. Plumlee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Muscala - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Brussino - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Magette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Ilyasova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 94 32 19 11 1 24 23 34/83 14/33 12/17 10 22 152 -95
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 27 19 4 4 3 0 3 0 7/13 2/4 3/4 1 3 31 +19
M. Morris 20 18 4 0 1 2 3 3 8/10 2/3 0/0 2 2 22 +16
J. Wall 24 13 5 5 1 2 2 4 4/8 0/1 5/6 0 5 29 +9
O. Porter 24 7 6 2 1 0 0 2 3/5 1/2 0/0 0 6 18 +16
M. Gortat 25 2 7 1 0 2 3 3 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 5 10 +13
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 27 19 4 4 3 0 3 0 7/13 2/4 3/4 1 3 31 +19
M. Morris 20 18 4 0 1 2 3 3 8/10 2/3 0/0 2 2 22 +16
J. Wall 24 13 5 5 1 2 2 4 4/8 0/1 5/6 0 5 29 +9
O. Porter 24 7 6 2 1 0 0 2 3/5 1/2 0/0 0 6 18 +16
M. Gortat 25 2 7 1 0 2 3 3 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 5 10 +13
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Oubre 22 18 7 1 1 0 0 1 5/8 0/2 8/9 3 4 28 +9
M. Scott 25 10 5 2 1 1 2 1 4/11 0/4 2/2 2 3 19 +7
J. Meeks 20 8 2 0 3 0 1 0 3/7 2/5 0/0 1 1 12 0
I. Mahinmi 14 6 0 1 1 1 4 5 2/2 0/0 2/3 0 0 6 +3
C. McCullough 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2/2 0/0 1/2 0 0 6 -3
T. Frazier 23 4 2 5 2 1 5 2 2/6 0/3 0/0 0 2 14 +10
T. Satoransky 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1/2 0/0 1/2 0 0 5 -4
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 113 42 22 14 10 23 22 42/78 7/24 22/28 11 31 200 +95