NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards

Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter (12) and Washington Wizards guard Jordan McRae (52) battle for a loose ball in the third quarter at Capital One Arena.

Jordan McRae scored 29 points and the short-handed Washington Wizards overcame a six-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the visiting Atlanta Hawks 111-101 on Friday night.

The Hawks led 89-83 on a John Collins basket with 8:39 left. But the Wizards went on a 24-8 run, taking the lead for good at 94-93 on McRae's driving layup with 5:03 remaining.

The Wizards were playing without guard Bradley Beal, who missed his fifth straight game with lower right leg soreness. Washington was missing four regulars.

McRae, who made a team-high four 3-pointers, also had eight rebounds and six assists. McRae bounced back from a nine-point effort in his last game to produce his most points since his season-high 35 on Jan. 3.

The Wizards' Troy Brown Jr. came off the bench to get his fourth double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Atlanta's Trae Young was held to 19 points -- 10.2 below his season average -- and went 0-for-7 on 3-pointers. He had scored 40-plus in two of the previous three games. Kevin Huerter scored 16 before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Collins had a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds.

The Wizards used a 10-0 run in the first quarter to take a 20-11 lead on McRae's 3-pointer at 4:30 en route to a 30-21 at the end of the period. Washington led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter on Ian Mahinmi's three-point play with 6:37 left. Atlanta trimmed the lead to 56-51 at halftime.

Atlanta was able to take the lead at 60-59 with 9:57 left in the third quarter when De'Andre Hunter converted a three-point play. There were eight more lead changes in the third quarter and the Wizards took an 81-79 lead into the final quarter.

Both teams play again on Sunday. The Hawks are at the Brooklyn Nets, while the Wizards host the Utah Jazz.

--Field Level Media

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