Charlotte Hornets fall to the Washington Wizards on the road, 107-93

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The Wizards, who went 15-12 without Wall in their lineup, still were just 0.5 games ahead of both the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks entering Saturday night's contest.

Josh Richardson was the top scorer for the Heat with 22 points.

Pistons 115, Knicks 109: Andre Drummond had 22 points and 17 rebounds to lead five starters in double-figure scoring as visiting Detroit picked up a crucial win over NY. Charlotte is tied for 20 with 9.9 threes per game while ranking tied for 10 in three point shooting as they hit 36.7 percent from beyond the arc. Charlotte is 0-3 against the Sixers this season.

"I know people are going to look at certain stats like that, like 'how many assists did we have, how many hockey assists did we have?"

Terry Rozier added 21 points and seven assists and Al Horford had 14 points for the Celtics, who earned their sixth straight victory and pulled within two games of the Raptors for first place in the East with six games remaining for each team. The Wizards have six games left before the playoffs begin, and each game matters as they continue to fight for seeding. The Hornets' three-game win streak versus the Wizards came to an end as they failed to sweep the season series. The Hornets are playing for pride and to be a spoiler down the stretch with their playoff hopes pretty much out the window. Brooks also said that Wall most likely will not play on Sunday at Chicago in the second game of a back-to-back.

There was wild speculation about the Wizards played better without Wall, but Saturday's performance should have shot that down. Can the Wizards right the ship or will it be a quick exit from the postseason?

The Wizards are just 4-6 over their last 10, but they are now one of 6 Eastern Conference teams to clinch. Bradley Beal scored 14 points in the third, while Mike Scott had 11 of his 15 points in the quarter.

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