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Wizards win 5th straight, hold off Lakers 127-124 in OT

The Washington Wizards prolonged their longest profitable streak in 3 years to 5 directly video games with a 127-124 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES — Bradley Beal scored six of his 33 issues on 3 consecutive possessions past due in extra time, and the Washington Wizards prolonged their longest profitable streak in 3 years to 5 directly with a 127-124 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night time.

“It feels other, in a good way,” Beal stated of the Wizards’ spectacular five-game run in opposition to Boston, Houston, Denver, Portland and the Lakers. “It feels nice, however on the similar time, we nonetheless haven’t carried out a rattling factor. We notice that, and we stay telling every different that. We’ve nonetheless were given unhealthy behavior we want to wreck, however we don’t bargain what we did.”

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a Three-pointer with 36 seconds left in extra time to trim the Wizards’ result in 125-124. Westbrook made a layup sooner than lacking a unfastened throw, however James and Kyle Kuzma neglected past due 3s sooner than the buzzer.

“It’s been tricky, however we’ve been sticking in combination,” Westbrook stated of the Wizards, who began the season 6-17. “That’s the principle factor. In case you get stuck up with the whole lot else happening, groups and gamers generally tend to come back aside, however we’ve been sticking in combination and speaking on how you can turn out to be a greater group, and it’s been paying off for us.”

James had 31 issues, 13 assists and 9 rebounds for the Lakers, who struggled in the second one part in their fourth loss in 5 video games.

After wearing the Lakers again within the fourth quarter, James made a tying layup with nine.eight seconds left in law, however neglected the following unfastened throw to position LA forward. Beal neglected a protracted jumper on the buzzer.

Montrezl Harrell had a season-high 26 issues and 9 rebounds for the protecting NBA champions, who’ve misplaced 3 directly for the primary time this season — no longer coincidentally throughout 3 consecutive video games with out Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder.

“It takes a complete group to jointly get wins, and at this time now we have two of our primary rotation guys out,” stated Kuzma, who had 14 issues. “Clearly there’s no excuses. You don’t wish to lose to an under-.500 group like that, however that is the NBA and any one can win. We simply need to determine it out.”

Davis neglected his fourth directly recreation, and the All-NBA giant guy is out for no less than 3 extra weeks with a calf harm. Schröder will omit no less than another recreation below the NBA’s well being and protection protocols.

TIP-INS

Wizards: Washington hadn’t gained even 4 consecutive video games since its closing five-game profitable streak in February 2018. … Former Lakers C Moe Wagner had six issues, and previous Lakers swingman Isaac Bonga did not play.

Lakers: Marc Gasol transformed a four-point play within the first quarter. He completed with seven issues in 27 mins. … Caldwell-Pope scored 21 issues.

THE KING’S MINUTES

The 36-year-old James performed over 43 mins throughout the Lakers’ fourth extra time recreation in 17 days, they all at house in opposition to groups with shedding information.

James is 3rd within the NBA in general mins, with over 200 greater than any individual else at the Lakers’ roster. He insists the workload does not hassle him, even after studying he will have to visit the All-Superstar Sport as a substitute of resting up.

“It’s one thing I’ve carried out sooner than,” James stated. “I will proceed to do it, however I might a lot somewhat us be complete.”

UP NEXT

Wizards: On the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

Lakers: On the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

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