John Wall’s performance lifts the streaking Washington Wizards past the shorthanded Chicago Bulls

John Wall had 27 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds, Emeka Okafor scored the go-ahead dunk in the final minute, and the Wizards won their eighth straight home game Tuesday night, beating the temperamental Chicago Bulls, 90-86, in Washington.

Wall was 8 for 17 from the field and 11 for 13 at the free throw line as the Wizards maintained pursuit of becoming the best team not to make the playoffs.

Wall is averaging 23.7 points and 8.6 assists during the home winning streak.

Carlos Boozer had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead the Bulls.

Taj Gibson left in the first half with a left knee injury and did not return, and Kirk Hinrich was tossed with 3:19 to play for picking up a pair of technicals after teammate Nazr Mohammed was called for basket interference while tipping in a rebound. Boozer was also whistled for a technical in the third quarter.

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In Monday’s late games, Memphis edged the visiting Spurs, 92-90; Indiana outlasted the host Clippers, 109-106; Utah canned visiting Portland, 112-102; Houston won, 111-103, at home over Orlando; and host Milwaukee blasted Charlotte, 131-102.

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Mike Conley drove for a layup with 0.6 seconds left, and the Grizzlies rallied to beat San Antonio night for their third straight victory. The Grizzlies matched their franchise record with their 50th win, and they won their 12th straight at home.

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Roy Hibbert had 26 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out, Paul George added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Pacers barely completed a sweep of their four-game road trip by beating the Clippers.

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Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Mo Williams hit six 3-pointers, and the Jazz extended their winning streak to a season-best five game at the expense of the Trail Blazers.

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Omer Asik matched his career high with 22 points and had 18 rebounds as the Rockets beat the Magic without James Harden and Chandler Parsons.

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Larry Sanders had a career-high 24 points as the Bucks cruised by the Bobcats for Milwaukee’s highest scoring total in over four years. Monta Ellis had 19 points, a career-high 14 assists, and 6 steals. Milwaukee trails the Celtics by 1½ games for the seventh spot.