LOS ANGELES, California — The Washington Wizards win their fifth straight game in an 127-124 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night at the Staples Center.
Bradley Beal (33 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals) and Russell Westbrook (32 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists) combined for 65 points for the Wizards, who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half.
🐼 33 PTS, 7 RBS, 6 ASTS, 3 STLS 🐼
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 23, 2021
Lebron James had 31 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who suffered its fourth loss in five games. Montrezl Harrell poured in a season-high 26 points and nine rebounds. Kentaviou Caldwell-Pope finished with 21 points and Kyle Kuzma added 14 points.
The Lakers are without All-NBA bigman Anthony Davis who missed his fourth straight game, and is out for at least three more weeks with a calf injury. Point guard Dennis Schröder will miss at least one more game under the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Washington Wizards: look to capture their sixth straight win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Lakers: travel to face a red hot Quinn Snyder and the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports (NBA)
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