Washington Wizards win their 5th straight by holding off LA Lakers in OT

Wizards come back to beat LA Lakers in OT 127-124 after being down by 17 points in the second half

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LeBron James and Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards come back after being down by as many as 17 points against LA Lakers to register their longest winning streak in 3 years. Wizards have now won 5 consecutive games after beating LA Lakers in 0T 127-124. Having led by Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal who scored 33 and 32 points respectively.  

Washington Wizards then took advantage of a missed free throw by LeBron James late in regulation and went on to its first win over the Lakers at Staples Center since March 2017. James had 31 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who struggled in the second half of their fourth loss in five games. 

Washington Wizard beat LA Lakers 127-124 in OT to win 5th consecutive match 

Montrezl Harrell had a season-high 26 points and nine rebounds for the defending NBA champions, who have lost three straight for the first time this season — not coincidentally during three consecutive games without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder. 

After carrying the Lakers back into the game in the fourth quarter, James made a tying layup with 9.8 seconds left in regulation, but missed the ensuing free throw to put LA ahead. Beal missed a long jumper at the buzzer. 

Davis missed his fourth straight game and the All-NBA big man is out for at least three more weeks with a calf injury. Schröder will miss at least one more game under the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Washington hadn’t won even four consecutive games since its last five-game winning streak in February 2018. 

With the NBA Leaders, Utah Jazz game up next, the LA Lakers are in the most devastating of positions going into the blockbuster. Lets see how the LA Lakers are able to cope up and improve before they face Jazz in a couple of days.

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