Jordan Farmar, Pau Gasol
Jordan Farmar, Pau Gasol
Jordan Hill, Pau Gasol
Jordan Hill, Pau Gasol
|W. Johnson||SF||M. Webster|
|P. Gasol||C||M. Gortat|
|J. Meeks||SG||B. McLemore|
|S. Blake||PG||J. Wall|
K. Bryant: Achilles Out
S. Nash: Back Out
T. Ariza Hamstring Questionable
A. Harrington Knee Questionable
Wall Stays Hot, Wizards Beat Lakers 116-111
November 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall stayed hot with 31 points and nine assists and Nene had a career high 30 to carry the Washington Wizards to a 116-111 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night that broke the Lakers' three-game winning streak.
Wall has scored more than 30 points for the third straight game for the first time in his career, with his 13 fourth-quarter points coming in the final 4:41 to help Washington hold off Los Angeles. Wall was 10 for 18 from the field and made 11 of 12 free throws.
Nene surpassed his previous career best by two points on 13-for-22 shooting from the field. Martell Webster added 20 points with four 3-pointers.
Jordan Farmar led the Lakers with 22 and Pau Gasol had 17.
The Wizards took a 75-73 lead on Nene's three-point play with 2:37 left in the third quarter and led 82-77 after three.
Webster's consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter gave Washington an 88-80 lead with 10:22 to play. Webster added another 3-pointer to give the Wizards their largest lead - 96-87 with 7:38 to play.
Los Angeles came back and took a 108-107 lead on Gasol's layup with 1:54 to play. Wall's jumper with 20 seconds later put Washington in front 109-108. After Nene's layup and two free throws by Wall, Gasol converted a three-point play to cut Washington's lead to 113-111 with 24.5 seconds to play.
Wall, who was named the Eastern Conference's Player of the Week on Monday, hit three free throws to seal the win.
Los Angeles continues to be without Kobe Bryant, who discussed his two-year contract extension publicly for the first time before the game. Bryant, still recovering from April surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon, could be back as soon as next week.
Bryant pledged his fealty to the Lakers, saying he would "run through a wall" for the team after it extended him for two more years at a reported $48.5 million.
Washington was without guard Bradley Beal, who will be out for at least two weeks with a stress injury to his right foot. Beal was replaced in the starting lineup by Trevor Ariza, who missed the last five games with a strained right hamstring.
The Wizards shot 72.2 percent in the first quarter and led 31-29. Nene was 6 for 8.
Washington led 59-56 at the half with both teams shooting nearly 60 percent.
NOTES: Los Angeles C Chris Kaman missed his third straight game with a sore back. . Washington F Chris Singleton was active for the first time all season. He missed the first 13 games with a stress fracture in his left foot. Singleton played a minute and didn't score. . Wizards F Otto Porter, who has yet to play this season due to a right hip injury, participated in his first practice on Monday and is nearing a return, coach Randy Wittman said.
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2012-13 Series: The Lakers split the season series with Washington 1-1
All-Time Series Notes: A loss in the only meeting of the 2011-12 season 3/7/12 ended a
nine-game win streak against the Wizards dating back to 2/3/07... This will be the 182nd
meeting between the two franchises with the Lakers leading the all-time series 116-65…
Over the past 30 years, the Lakers have lost just three season series to Washington (1975-
76 (1-3), 2004-05 (0-2) and 2011-12 (0-1))... The Lakers are 8-2 in their last 10 overall
meetings with the Wizards. At STAPLES Center, the Lakers are 10-3 all-time against the
Wizards. In Washington, the Lakers have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at Verizon
Center... Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles series record 55 points against Washington came
against the Michael Jordan-led Wizards in March of 2003 at STAPLES Center.
Connections: Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak was selected by Washington with
the 13th overall pick in the 1976 NBA Draft and was a member of the 1977-78 then Bullets
NBA Championship team... Wizards F Trevor Ariza averaged 8.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and
1.54 steals in 106 games with the Lakers from 2007-09 and was a starter on the Lakers
2008-09 Championship Team… Lakers G Steve Blake was drafted by Washington with the
38th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, and averaged 5.3 points and 2.3 assists in 119
games with the Wizards… Ariza and Lakers G Jordan Farmar both played college
basketball locally at UCLA…
Connections: Lakers G Nick Young played for the Washington Wizards from 2007-2012…In his last season with the Wizards (2011-12), Young averaged 16.6 points,
2.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game… Wizards C Marcin Gortat and Lakers G/F Wesley Johnson were teammates on the Phoenix Suns during the 2012-2013
season… Johnson was also teammates with Wizards F Martell Webster on the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2010-2012… Webster was also coached by Lakers
assistant Kurt Rambis on the Timberwolves during the 2010-11 season, when Rambis was the head coach… Washington F Al Harrington and Lakers F/C Jordan
Hill were teammates on the New York Knicks during the 2009-2010 season... Hill was also teammates with Ariza on the Houston Rockets during the 2009-10 season...
Ariza was also teammates with Lakers G Xavier Henry and C Chris Kaman on the New Orleans Hornets during the 2011-12 season… Blake and Wizards C Nene
Hilario were teammates on the Denver Nuggets for part of the 2006-07 season… Harrington was coached by Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni on the New York Knicks for
two seasons, 2008-10…Wizards head coach Randy Wittman coached current Lakers assistant Mark Madsen on the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2007-08 and
part of the 2008-09 season