The Los Angeles Lakers snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 108-104 victory over the Washington Wizards. Kobe Bryant scored a team-high 31 points, coming up big for the Lakers down the stretch. John Wall scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, but Kobe put the finishing touches with five points in the final minute of the game to put the Wizards away for good.
Julius Randle was everywhere on the glass, pulling in a career-high 19 rebounds, seven coming on the offensive end. He added another double-double to his faux rookie season, ending with 15 points to go with his work corralling loose balls. His offensive rebound with less than two minutes left that turned into free-throws for Jordan Clarkson was key in the Lakers sealing their win in Washington.
Wall tried to run it down the Lakers' throat in transition, turning into a blur while L.A. often leisurely trotted back on defense. He scored game-high 34 points. Clarkson scored 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting. D'Angelo Russell scored 13 points before sitting out the end of the fourth quarter.
Overall it was a much more balanced attack from the Lakers, with six players breaking double-digit scoring. The Wizards turned the ball over 23 times, leading to 33 points for the purple and gold. The Lakers are off Thursday, next playing the Hawks in Atlanta on Friday.