National Basketball Association
Washington 111, Atlanta 101
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, January 10, 2020
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
#17 Jonathan Sterling, #72 JT Orr, #58 Josh Tiven
Jordan McRae scored 29 points and the short-handed Washington Wizards overcame a six-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the visiting Atlanta Hawks 111-101 on Friday night.
The Hawks led 89-83 on a John Collins basket with 8:39 left. But the Wizards went on a 24-8 run, taking the lead for good at 94-93 on McRae's driving layup with 5:03 remaining.
The Wizards were playing without guard Bradley Beal, who missed his fifth straight game with lower right leg soreness. Washington was missing four regulars.
McRae, who made a team-high four 3-pointers, also had eight rebounds and six assists. McRae bounced back from a nine-point effort in his last game to produce his most points since his season-high 35 on Jan. 3.
The Wizards' Troy Brown Jr. came off the bench to get his fourth double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Atlanta's Trae Young was held to 19 points -- 10.2 below his season average -- and went 0-for-7 on 3-pointers. He had scored 40-plus in two of the previous three games. Kevin Huerter scored 16 before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Collins had a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
The Wizards used a 10-0 run in the first quarter to take a 20-11 lead on McRae's 3-pointer at 4:30 en route to a 30-21 at the end of the period. Washington led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter on Ian Mahinmi's three-point play with 6:37 left. Atlanta trimmed the lead to 56-51 at halftime.
Atlanta was able to take the lead at 60-59 with 9:57 left in the third quarter when De'Andre Hunter converted a three-point play. There were eight more lead changes in the third quarter and the Wizards took an 81-79 lead into the final quarter.
Both teams play again on Sunday. The Hawks are at the Brooklyn Nets, while the Wizards host the Utah Jazz.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Trae Young 19
Jordan McRae 29
Trae Young 7
Ish Smith 9
John Collins 15
Troy Brown Jr. 10
Trae Young 5
||Free Throws Made
Jordan McRae 5
De'Andre Hunter 2
Isaac Bonga 2
John Collins 4
Isaac Bonga 1
Team Stats Summary
Washington will play their next game at home against Utah. The Wizards have a W/L % of .154 after a win and .440 after a loss.
Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn. The Hawks have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .226 after a loss.