WASHINGTON (AP)Bradley Beal scored 35 points and the Washington Wizards held off the Atlanta Hawks 118-112 on Friday night.
Beal was 13 of 21 from the field, going 7 of 10 from 3-point range. The Wizards were 15 of 31 on 3s.
Davis Bertans added 17 points, and Jerome Robinson had 14 for Washington. The Wizards began the night 4 1/2 games behind Orlando for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
Rookie Cam Reddish scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting for Atlanta. The Hawks scoring leader Trae Young sat out because of flu-like symptoms.
John Collins had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, and Maryland product Kevin Huerter added 14 points and 11 assists.
A 3-pointer by Reddish followed by Collins’ four straight points cut the Wizards lead to 107-102 with 2:46 left. Reddish added another 3 to make it 109-105.
With Washington ahead 114-110, Rui Hachimura grabbed an offensive rebound, was fouled and made both free throws with 52 seconds remaining.
Collins’ free throws got the Hawks within four with 16 seconds left.
Hawks: De’Andre Hunter had 10 points and nine rebounds. … Dwayne Dedmon (right elbow pain) returned after missing four games. … Reddish (lower back pain) was back after missing Monday night’s loss to Memphis.
Wizards: Beal has scored 25-plus points in 21 straight games, tying LeBron James for the second-longest streak by an Eastern Conference player since the 2000-01 season behind Allen Iverson (27 games, 2000-01). … Ish Smith (left hamstring tightness) missed his second straight game.
Hawks: At Memphis on Saturday night
Wizards: Host the Miami Heat on Sunday night.