The Washington Wizards (11-17) defeated the Los Angeles Lakers (22-10) Monday night (local time), 127-124 in overtime. It was their fifth successive victory, this time against the defending champions.
As you’d expect, the Wizards had the best of organizing most of the time, even with Anthony Davis absent and the team had lost three of their last four games. The Lakers led a double number in the second quarter and topped with up to 17 at the start of the third quarter.
From there, the witches made their way back and even briefly led a fourth boy. Well let me paraphrase. They are back.
They took the initiative!
Progress continued to grow to 102-94 at one point.
Although the Lakers made a comeback and tied this game to 115 matches, Washington did not give up gas, as Bradley Bell went on to make clutch baskets.
And Russell Westbrook had a handbag and one basket to keep things in Washington’s favor in the end.
Bale scored 33 points and provided 6 assists, while Westbrook added 32 points, 14 rebounds and 9 rebounds. They both shot at least 50 percent off the field, too. Among the support team, Denny Avdega scored 8 points and 8 rebounds, but appeared to get key rebounds when needed. Roy Hashimura also played a good defense against LeBron James.
James led the scorers in Los Angeles with 31 points and 13 assists.
The Wizards will continue their road trip against the Los Angeles Clippers tomorrow night at 10 PM ET. No sleep for my weary friends. Got a writing preview so here’s your place to chat about winning.