Roger Mason scored 17 of his season-high 19 points in the second half to help the Wizards snap a three-game skid and win for only the 10th time this season.
Chris Kaman scored 20 points for the Hornets, who erased a 16-point deficit and took a brief lead in the fourth quarter, only to watch Mason hit three three-pointers during a 13-0 Washington run that put the game away.
Earlier in the day, Washington traded guard Nick Young and centres JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to Denver as part of a three team deal.
MAVERICKS 101, BOBCATS 96
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and Dallas rallied from 14 points down in the second quarter.
The Mavericks won their second straight — improving to 15-0 all-time against the Bobcats — although the victories have come against lottery-bound Washington and Charlotte.
Jason Terry added 18 points for the Mavs, who had lost eight of their previous 11.
Corey Maggette scored 21 points to lead the league-worst Bobcats (6-36).
After trailing most of the first half, Dallas took control with a third-quarter surge fueled by consecutive three-pointers from Nowitzki.
Charlotte was behind by 17 in the final quarter before pulling to 99-96 on D.J. Augustin's layup with 19 seconds left. But Nowitzki converted two free throws on his team's next possession to clinch the victory.
THUNDER 103, NUGGETS 90
DENVER (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 24 points, Russell Westbrook had 23 and Oklahoma City beat short-handed Denver.
James Harden scored 18 off the bench for the Thunder, who bounced back from a loss to Houston at home Monday night.
Andre Miller had 17 to lead the Nuggets, who played the game while a trade sending Nene to Washington for JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf was finalized.
Denver signed Nene to a new five-year, $67 million contract in December. He was averaging 13.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in an injury-plagued season. But the recent play of rookie forward Kenneth Faried made Nene expendable.
JAZZ 111, TIMBERWOLVES 105, OT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 18 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Paul Millsap made a flurry of key plays in the final minute to lead Utah past Minnesota.
Millsap stole the ball twice in the final minute of overtime, made a key jumper and fed Hayward for a dunk as Utah scored the final six points.
Millsap, who blew an open layup to win the game in regulation, finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight steals.
Devin Harris scored 18 points and Alec Burks had a career-best 15 as he replaced CJ Miles in the bench rotation and played the entire fourth quarter and overtime.
Kevin Love had 25 points and 16 rebounds, Nikola Pekovic scored 20 and Luke Ridnour had 18 points and 13 assists for Minnesota.
SUNS 91, CLIPPERS 87
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shannon Brown scored a season-high 21 points, including four free throws in the final 1:33, to help short-handed Phoenix end a four-game road losing streak.
With the Suns playing the middle game in a stretch of three in three nights, coach Alvin Gentry had Steve Nash and Grant Hill both sit out in street clothes.
Channing Frye had 12 points for Phoenix and Jared Dudley added 11 points and six rebounds. Sebastian Telfair, filling in for Nash at point guard, had seven points, eight assists and a critical steal of Chris Paul in the final seconds in his first start since Nov. 22, 2010, with Minnesota.
Blake Griffin had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers.