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Seraphin answered with a 15-foot jumper and Wall added a pull-up 15-footer of his own to put the Wizards ahead 79-72 with 7:44 to play.

“When I saw the shot, I knew it was in the range and I took it,” Seraphin said. “I didn’t really think about it. I just took it.”

Washington led by no fewer than five the rest of the way.

“I think the effort wasn’t there,” Johnson said.