In a high scoring, back and forth ball game, the Wizards prevailed with a 111-106 win over the Lakers. The Wizards were playing their first game without leading scorer Bradley Beal in the lineup but at least for one night it was not a problem as the offense fired on all cylinders. Nene set a new career high with 30 points and John Wall had his third straight 30 point game, getting 31. Martell Webster picked up the outside shooting slack, going 4/8 from outside for 20 points.

Key Moment

With 1:54 to go in the ballgame, a Pau Gasol three footer gave the Lakers their first lead since the third quarter. John Wall followed that possession up with a deadly jumper to give the Wizards the lead back. On the ensuing Lakers possession, the Wizards played their best defensive possession of the night, forcing a 24 second violation and the Lakers would never see the lead again.

Player of the Game

This one could go to Wall or Nene, but for his career high we'll give it to Nene. He was dominant in the paint all night, simply bullying the likes of Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill to the tune of 30 points on 13/22 shooting.

Key Number

15. With thief extraordinaire Trevor Ariza back in the lineup, the Wizards had a season high 15 steals.

Unsung Hero

Trevor Ariza's return to the lineup was crucial with Beal's injury popping up and he did not disappoint in his first game back, getting 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.

By: Jacob Raim

Field Goal %: 52.9%

3 Point %: 28.6%

Assists: 25

Rebounds: 42

Opponents Field Goal %: 53.0%

Points: John Wall - 31

Rebounds: Martell Webster - 9

Assists: John Wall - 9

Blocks: 3 Tied - 1

Steals: Martell Webster - 4


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