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“We need to use this time to give experience to some of our young players,” said Jordan.

Washington outscored the Hornets 22-15 in the third quarter, led by guard DeShawn Stevenson’s three 3-pointers. Stevenson hit five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points.

“The second half gave us some confidence that if we play that way it’ll be a better game in Barcelona,” Johnson said.

The sold-out crowd of 14,000 included Detlef Schrempf, a German native and three-time NBA All-Star who retired from the Portland Trail Blazers in 2001.