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Washington hit on five of its first six shots in the third quarter to take a 66-48 lead with 8:12 to play.

The Hawks answered with an 11-0 run to cut the lead to 66-59 with 4:20 to play, and Washington led 79-70 after three.

Wall had his first three games of 30-plus points from Nov. 22-26. He followed it with a 19-point performance on Wednesday at Milwaukee, but had a bad night against the Pacers on Friday, shooting just 4 for 14. Saturday night was much better.

“When we’re healthy, I feel we can compete with anybody,” Wall said.

“We didn’t panic because we knew what kind of team we had. We have a team that’s capable of being in the playoffs,” Wall said.