Charlotte has won four of five after losing Rookie of the Year favorite La Melo Ball to a fractured right wrist.
Washington (17-29) played without NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal for the second straight game due to a bruised right hip.
Rui Hachimura tied his career high with 30 points for the Wizards.
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The Hornets, who improved to 24-22, went on a 16-2 run to take a 50-39 lead midway in the second quarter. While Washington got within 98-95 with 4:12 to play, Charlotte pulled away to secure the win.
Devonte’ Graham scored 17 points and Cody Zeller had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets.