WASHINGTON (AP) - Bradley Beal scored 28 points Wednesday night to lead the Washington Wizards past the Atlanta Hawks 104-100. John Wall added 22 points and 10 assists for the Wizards. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 29 points and Dennis Schroder finished with 18 for the Hawks, who have lost five games in a row.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando Magic 109-102 on Wednesday night. Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Marco Belinelli added 20 as the Hornets won their third straight game. Terrence Ross finished with 19 points for the Magic and Nikola Vucevic had a double-double.
CHICAGO (AP) - Nikola Mirotic scored a season-high 28 points Wednesday night as the Chicago Bulls topped the Detroit Pistons 117-95. Paul Zipser added a career-best 15 points and Jimmy Butler had a double-double for the Bulls, who moved into a ninth-place tie with Detroit in the Eastern Conference. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris each had 14 for the Pistons.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings Wednesday night to help the United States beat Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Stroman was named the tournament's MVP and Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer for the U.S. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games after outscoring the opposition 55-26.
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