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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Hornets

5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Hornets

Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 109-99 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night that are worth revisiting...

1. John Wall came out hot once again on Monday night, scoring 15 points in his first 14 minutes on 7-of-9 shooting. Two of those points came on this play, which might have been the highlight of the night.

Wall first stole a pass, then took it all the way for a tough and-1 layup:

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2. Kelly Oubre, Jr. also had a big night with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting. One of his shots was this dunk to beat the buzzer at the end of the first quarter:

3. Bradley Beal had an MRI on his left knee before Monday's game, but ended up having a solid night with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists. Here's one of his assists, which set up a Markieff Morris dunk:

4. Beal entered the game having missed 19 straight three-pointers. He missed his first one, but then broke the streak on this play:

Beal ended the game with four total makes from three. Two of them were back-to-back in the third quarter:

5. Finally, here's Oubre doing what he does best: stealing a pass and finishing with a big dunk on the other end:

[RELATED: Wizards' Satoransky throws down crazy dunk in practice]

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Jordan McRae exits Wizards vs. Raptors with sprained left ankle

Jordan McRae exits Wizards vs. Raptors with sprained left ankle

Just when the Wizards were getting healthy again, they may have suffered a tough blow to their second unit against the Raptors Friday night.

At the start of the second quarter in Toronto, McRae suffered a left ankle injury after accidentally stepping on Terence Davis' foot. The team ruled it as an ankle sprain and McRae did not return to the game. 

He was writhing in pain on the floor as teammates surrounded him and helped him off the floor. As he exited the game to the locker room, McRae was not able to put any weight on his left leg. 

McRae had stepped up as one of Washington's primary scorers off the bench and a very good back-up to Bradley Beal at the off-guard spot. Over the last 10 games, McRae was averaging 19.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists on 45 percent shooting from beyond the arc. 

We don't know yet whether McRae will miss any time beyond Friday, but if he does the Wizards will have to rely more on Davis Bertans and Ish Smith for offense in the second unit. 

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Scott Brooks isn't sure if Rui Hachimura will return before February

Scott Brooks isn't sure if Rui Hachimura will return before February

Rui Hachimura is set to miss his 16th straight game with a groin injury, and his return to the court doesn't seem close. 

Before the Wizards took on the Raptors Friday night, head coach Scott Brooks said he wasn't sure if Hachimura would return before the start of February. 

Previously, Hachimura was set scheduled to be reevaluated in mid-January, so it appears after that checkpoint, the Wizards aren't ready to bring back their promising young forward. 

Hachimura originally sustained the injury by accidentally getting kicked in the groin by teammate Isaac Bonga on December 16. Before going down, Hachimura was flashing plenty of promise as a versatile offensive weapon at the power forward spot. 

As one of the top rookies in the game before the injury, Hachimura seemed like a lock to play in the NBA's Rookie-Sophomore game at All-Star weekend. That's about a month away, so this new timeline would put Hachimura's availability for that game in doubt. 

Davis Bertans, Isaac Bonga and Ian Mahinmi have helped fill in for the rookie, but in a season where development was arguably more important than winning, the Wizards and Hachimura caught a really tough break with this injury. 

In the meantime, Washington will have their hands full with Pascal Siakam and the defending champion Raptors on the road. 

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