Wizards Win 5th Straight, Hold Off Lakers 127-124 in OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Washington Wizards extended their longest winning streak in three years to five straight games with a 127-124 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers. Bradley Beal scored six of his 33 points on three consecutive possessions late in overtime. Russell Westbrook scored six of his 32 points in overtime for the Wizards. They rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half and then took advantage of a missed free throw by LeBron James late in regulation to claim their first win over the Lakers at Staples Center since March 2017. James had 31 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who have lost four of five.