Gortat, Wall lead Wizards past Jazz, 103-89

WASHINGTON, DC -  FEBRUARY 18: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Utah Jazz on February 18, 2016 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON (AP) Marcin Gortat had 22 points and 10 rebounds and John Wall added 17 points and 11 assists to help the Washington Wizards beat the Utah Jazz 103-89 on Thursday night.

Rescheduled from Jan. 23 because of a snowstorm, the game was first of three in three days for Washington following the All-Star break.

Hours before the start, the Wizards acquired forward Markieff Morris from Phoenix at the trade deadline in an attempt to boost their playoff hopes. Tenth-place Washington improved to 24-28 to move within 2 1/2 games of Charlotte for the eighth and final Eastern Conference spot.

Bradley Beal and Nene each scored 16 points for the Wizards.

Gordon Hayward scored 19 points and Rodney Hood added 18 points for Utah. At 26-27, the Jazz are percentage points behind Houston for the final playoff spot in the West.