Lakers Unable to Hold Off Wall, Wizards

30 March, 2017, 01:54 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Lakers Unable to Hold Off Wall, Wizards

Washington have clinched their first division crown in 38 years with a 119-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, ending the longest division-title drought in National Basketball Association history.

Point guard John Wall led the way with 37 points and 11 assists as the Wizards continue to chase the conference-leading Boston Celtics and the Cavaliers for first place in the East.

When the franchise last claimed a division title in 1978-79, it was known as the Bullets of the Atlantic Division and played in suburban Landover, Md.

In 1979, the last time the Wizards won, they were reigning champions and returned to the finals that season, falling in five games to the Seattle Supersonics. The Wizards lead the Atlanta Hawks (37-36) by eight games in the Southeast Division standings.

The Wizards opened on a 19-6 run to tie it at 101 with their second unit in for much of the spurt.

Beal came back, too, and he and Wall combined to score Washington's next seven points for a 108-104 lead.

"They didn't have to run an offense", Russell said.

"They respected us from last game, and definitely (now with) this game". D'Angelo Russell, who was recently moved to shooting guard, scored 22 points versus Portland and topped 20 four times this month. (16) and Bradley Beal (16) scoring in double figures for Washington.

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In truth, the Lakers crumbled for the duration of the fourth quarter. "They just had it going, and we had to make it tough for those guys and make them miss some shots".

Though Walton held out the possibility Ingram could miss the Lakers' nine remaining games, the Lakers have no plans to shut him down.

The Wizards clinched the division, giving them their first division championship since the 1978-79 season, which was the longest drought in all four major USA sports.

With a crucial four-game stretch against Western Conference foes ahead of them, the Washington Wizards try to keep their bid alive for the top spot in the Eastern Conference when they face the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday at Staples Center.

"He gives us a dynamic presence out there", Walton said. He's averaging 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists as a rookie.

Wizards: At Clippers on Wednesday in last back-to-back of season.

By the time the final buzzer sounded, the Lakers had magically handed the Wizards an 11-point victory, 119-108.

Will the Lakers cover as a sizable home underdog tonight when they host the Wizards at 10:30PM ET?

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