Wizards come from 21 down, top Lakers
Trevor Booker celebrates Washington Wizards’ win over the LA Lakers.Roger Mason led a spirited fourth-quarter comeback with nine points in the period, Kobe Bryant lost his shooting touch down the stretch, and the Washington Wizards rallied from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit on March 7 to stun the Los Angeles Lakers 106-101.
Mason hit three 3-pointers in the fourth, turning what had been a pro-Lakers scene into an unusually raucous show of home support for a team that’s 20 games below .500. The same arena that rocked to “M-V-P!” for Bryant in the first half was bellowing “Beat L.A.!” in the final minute.
Nick Young scored 19 points for the Wizards, who beat the Lakers for the first time since 2006.
Bryant scored 30 but went 1 for 10 from the field in the last quarter.
Jordan Farmar sank a last-second three-pointer to lift the New Jersey Nets to a 101-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday as the visitors missed a chance to leapfrog city rivals the Lakers. Meanwhile, the Nets forged an 18-point advantage in the third quarter and held off a fierce fightback by the Clippers, led by high-flying forward Blake Griffin and hot-shooting guard Randy Foye to score the upset.