Washington Defeats Los Angeles 116-111 - Recap
Los Angeles was victimized by John Wall for 31 points as the Wizards defeated the Lakers 116-111 in NBA action on Tuesday.
Washington won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 198.5.
Washington got 30 points from Nene Hilario and another 20 points from Martell Webster. John Wall contributed 9 assists, while Martell Webster cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The Lakers got a 22-point performance from Jordan Farmar, who was supported by 17 points from Pau Gasol. Pau Gasol had 8 assists in a losing cause for Los Angeles, while Jordan Hill grabbed 8 rebounds.
The Wizards hit the break leading 59-55 before taking care of business in the second half.
Washington won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-34.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head on the road to face Brooklyn.