The Wizards went toe-to-toe with LeBron James and the defending champion Lakers Monday night, fighting back from a 17-point deficit to force overtime and eventually take the game in the extra frame.
Washington has now won five games in a row and continues to take down some of the best teams in the league. Next up, the Clippers in the same building on a back-to-back.
Wizards extend the streak
Somehow, someway, the Wizards keep on winning. This one was arguably the best one yet, too. Down 14 at the half to the defending champion Lakers, Washington overcame a bunch of turnovers and a brick-fest from 3-point land to come back and secure their first five-game winning streak in three years.
They’re now winners of five straight and firmly in the mix for the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference. After a brutal stretch dealing with a coronavirus outbreak and the fallout from missing several key players for three weeks, the Wizards are healthy and rolling as the All-Star break approaches. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers won’t make things easy on Tuesday, though.
Montrezl Harrell was a handful
With Anthony Davis out, the one guy the Wizards couldn’t let get hot was Montrezl Harrell. Part of the reigning Sixth Man of the Year’s value to this Lakers team is his ability to fill a scoring void in moments when Davis or LeBron James aren’t on the floor and he did just that…