Washington 106, L.A. Lakers 101

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #71 Rodney Mott, #58 Josh Tiven, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 20282

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 29 35 19 18 101
Washington 21 28 32 25 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 23-16 17-2 6-14 L2
Washington 9-29 6-15 3-14 W1

Recap

WIZARDS 106, LAKERS 101: Kevin Seraphin scored 10 of his career-high 14 points in the final quarter to help host Washington stun Los Angeles.

Nick Young scored 19 points and Trevor Booker had 18 points and a career-best 17 rebounds as the Wizards rallied from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit to snap a nine-game losing streak against the Lakers.

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points but hit just 9 of 31 shots for the Lakers. Pau Gasol had 19 points and 15 rebounds and Andrew Bynum also scored 19 points for Los Angeles, which dropped to 6-14 on the road.

The score was tied 89-89 before Seraphin scored on a dunk with 8:03 to play to start a 9-3 spurt that put the Wizards ahead by six. Seraphin scored six points during the run.

Los Angeles responded with seven consecutive points to take a 99-98 lead on Bynum’s basket with 2:51 remaining before Seraphin scored back-to-back baskets to start a game-ending 8-2 run.

Roger Mason and Jordan Crawford added 14 points apiece and JaVale McGee had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards.

Los Angeles led 76-55 with 7:22 to go in the third quarter and still led by 20 midway through the period before the Wizards began a frenzied rally.

Washington finished the quarter on a 22-4 run to pull within 83-81 heading into the final stanza. Mason hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter to give the Wizards a four-point lead.

Bryant had 20 first-half points to help the Lakers to a 64-49 halftime lead. Los Angeles hit just 4 of 17 shots in the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bryant has 30 or more points in four of the past five games. … Wizards forward Rashard Lewis (knee) missed his fifth straight game. … Bynum had just six rebounds to end a streak of 10 consecutive double-doubles. … McGee has 12 double-doubles.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Washington
Kobe Bryant 30 Scoring Nick Young 19
Steve Blake 7 Assists John Wall 9
Pau Gasol 15 Rebounds Trevor Booker 17
Kobe Bryant 9 Free Throws Made Nick Young 4
Kobe Bryant 4 Steals Shelvin Mack 2
Pau Gasol 3 Blocks Trevor Booker 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 101 39.5 8-21 29-37 21 42 6 9 13
Washington 106 46.7 7-26 13-19 24 51 7 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Portland. The Wizards have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .267 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Lakers have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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