News ID: 281036
Published: 0326 GMT February 23, 2021

Wizards top Lakers in OT for fifth straight win

Wizards top Lakers in OT for fifth straight win

Wizards' Bradley Beal (L) moves to the basket during an NBA victory over the Lakers at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA, US, on February 22, 2021.

Bradley Beal scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook added 32 as the visiting Washington Wizards rallied for a 127-124 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers for their first five-game winning streak in three years.

Westbrook, who added 14 rebounds and nine assists, made a shot inside and was fouled with 11.6 seconds remaining in overtime to put the Wizards up three points. He missed the ensuing free throw to give the Lakers a chance to tie the score, but LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma missed three-point attempts on Los Angeles’ final possession, Reuters reported.

Rui Hachimura scored 15 points and Robin Lopez added 13 off the bench as the Wizards improved to 2-0 to open a four-game road trip against Western Conference teams. Washington’s last five-game win streak was Jan. 27-Feb. 5, 2018.

James finished with 31 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds while Montrezl Harrell added 26 off the bench as the Lakers lost three consecutive games for the first time this season.


Jazz 132  Hornets 110


Donovan Mitchell finished with 23 points and eight assists and three Utah teammates scored at least 20 points each off the bench in the Jazz’s win over Charlotte in Salt Lake City.

Joe Ingles and Georges Niang scored 21 apiece, with all of their points coming via 14 3-pointers, and Jordan Clarkson added 20 points with five treys as the Jazz won for the 21st time in 23 games. The Jazz hit a franchise-record 28 3-pointers (one shy of the NBA record) on 55 attempts.

Rookie LaMelo Ball and former Jazz star Gordon Hayward each scored 21 points for the Hornets, who were opening a six-game road trip.


Heat 108  Thunder 94


Duncan Robinson hit six 3-pointers and scored a team-high 22 points as Miami won its third straight game, knocking off host Oklahoma City.

Kendrick Nunn scored 20 points for the Heat while Bam Adebayo had 19 points and 13 rebounds. Jimmy Butler added 15 points and nine assists but shot was just 3 of 11 from the floor.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 27 points, going 10 of 15 from the floor, and added five assists. Darius Bazley had 13 points.





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