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Beal, Pierce help Wizards hold off Rockets 104-103

Beal, Pierce help Wizards hold off Rockets 104-103

HOUSTON (AP) — With his team under constant assault down the stretch Monday night, Bradley Beal did what needed to be done: He played with confidence. Beal scored a season-high 33 points, including six free throws in the final two minutes, and Washington survived a furious fourth-quarter rally by the Rockets for a 104-103 victory. "I was just being aggressive, taking what the defense gave me," said Beal, who also went 5-for-9 from 3-point range. "I was fortunate to have a lot of open shots." Paul Pierce added 21, and John Wall finished with 13 to go with a game-high 12 assists for Washington, which got its third straight victory to open a five-game road trip....

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