The Lakers came into Tuesday night’s game against the Warriors at 7-7, and on the cusp of Kobe Bryant’s return. They were facing off against a Wizards team that had won 3 of it’s last 4, and had a red hot John Wall.
The game started out close, and it was 59-55 at the half. Nene–who has always played well against LA–had 19 points at the break. Neither team could separate, and it seemed as if we had a nail-biter on our hands. The Wizards were causing steals early, and they kept it up. They had 21 fast break points on the night, and John Wall was an absolute monster.
The lead was just three for Washington when Steve Blake dribbled the ball into the front court with 30 seconds left. Blake attempted a pass to the corner, but it was tipped, and the ball laid in John Wall’s hands:
This was a fun game to watch, and offense was the letter of the law in this one. The Lakers had 7 players in double figures, and Jordan Farmar led them with 22 points and 8 assists off the bench. All five starters scored in double figures for Washington, and John Wall had 31 points and 9 assists. Nene also finished with 30 points, and the Wizards pulled it out 116-111. They are now 6-8 on the season, and the Lakers fall to 7-8.
Now, enjoy some highlights from Fansided’s GIF department:
Here’s John Wall hitting Trevor Ariza with a nice pass in transition:
Here’s John Wall with a sick pass to Nene for a slam:
Here’s John Wall showing off his hops:
Martell Webster is more than a 3 point shooter:
And last but not least here’s the Wizards playing against the Lakers’ “defense”: