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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal shoots over the Chicago Bulls’ Tomas Satoransky during the second half of their game Tuesday in Washington. Beal scored 30 points as the Wizards won, 126-114.

Bradley Beal scored 30 points, and the Washington Wizards held off Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls for a 126-114 win on Tuesday night in Washington.

Rui Hachimura added 20 points for Washington, which won for the fourth time in six games. Shabazz Napier and Ian Mahinmi had 15 apiece.

LaVine scored 19 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Bulls whittled an 18-point deficit down to six points.

LaVine shot 15 of 21 from the field, including 8-for-11 from 3-point range. He is slated to compete in the 3-point contest during the All-Star festivities in Chicago this weekend.

Tomas Satoransky added 19 points for Chicago, which enters the break on a six-game losing streak. The Bulls had won four straight versus Washington.

The Wizards led by seven at halftime and Beal’s 3-pointer capped a quick 9-2 burst to open the third quarter.

Four straight points by Mahinmi finished a 10-0 run that gave Washington its biggest lead at 94-73 with 4:17 left in the third.

Chicago rallied to start the fourth, and LaVine’s five straight points capped a 13-3 run that made it 103-95 with 6:48 remaining.

LaVine’s 3 trimmed Washington’s lead to 114-108 with 1:54 left, but the Wizards responded with six straight points.

76ers 110, Clippers 103 — At Philadelphia: Ben Simmons had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and Philadelphia beat Los Angeles.

Joel Embiid also scored 26 points and Tobias Harris added 17 points and 12 boards for the 76ers, who have the NBA’s best home record at 25-2. Josh Richardson added 21 points.

Pelicans 138, Trail Blazers 117 — At New Orleans: Zion Williamson scored a season-high 31 points, and New Orleans used a dominant second half to defeat Portland.

JJ Redick scored 20 and Josh Hart had 17 points for New Orleans, which trailed by as many as 16 in the first quarter before taking command en route to a third straight victory.

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