Wizards end Thunder's 10-game win streak, 96-81 - NBC Sports

Wizards end Thunder's 10-game win streak, 96-81
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 2: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards dunks against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Verizon Center on February 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
February 1, 2014, 9:36 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and the Washington Wizards took advantage of a rare off-game from hometown star Kevin Durant in a 96-81 win over the Thunder on Saturday night that stopped Oklahoma City's 10-game winning streak.

Two days after being selected to the All-Star game for the first time, Wall also had 15 assists and six steals and went 7 for 11 from the field after halftime, more than making up for an 0-for-7 first half. Trevor Ariza added 18 points and did a solid job defending Durant, whose 26 points came on 8-for-21 shooting, including 0 for 6 from 3-point range, along with five turnovers.

The victory moved the Wizards to .500 for the seventh time this season. A win Monday against Portland would give Washington a winning record for the first time since October 2009.

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