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NBA: Washington 96, Cleveland 85

April 25, 2012 at 9:36 PM

CLEVELAND, April 25 (UPI) -- John Wall kept Washington's late-season push going with a huge performance Wednesday that lifted the Wizards over Cleveland 96-85.

Wall had 21 points and 13 assists in what was Washington's fifth consecutive victory. The Wizards close out the season Thursday at home against Miami needing a win to reach 20 for the year.

Wall also had seven rebounds, while Nene and Kevin Seraphin both scored 12 points for Washington, which built as much as a 14-point advantage in the fourth period.

A dozen Cleveland players were on the court for at least 10 minutes with D.J. Kennedy leading the Cavaliers by scoring 12 points. Cleveland lost its third straight.

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