Wizards rally to shock Lakers



WASHINGTON — 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 Wednesday night to stun the Los Angeles Lakers 106-101.

Mason hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, 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 fourth quarter.


76ERS 103, CELTICS 71

In Philadelphia, Evan Turner scored a career-best 26 points, helping the 76ers rout Boston to maintain their lead in the Atlantic Division.

Six Sixers scored in double figures, including Elton Brand (18), Lou Williams (15) and Nik Vucevic (14). Vucevic’s 12 rebounds were a high for the rookie. Andre Iguodala had 10 points, eight assists and seven boards.


BULLS 106, BUCKS 104

In Milwauklee, Derrick Rose drilled a long jumper at the buzzer, powering Chicago past Milwaukee.

Holding the ball for the last shot in a tie game, Rose pulled up just inside the 3-point line and hit it just as time expired.



In Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 31 points, James Harden added a
career-high 30 off the bench and the Thunder roared back to beat Phoenix for their 14th consecutive home win.

Kevin Durant also chipped in 30 points and Serge Ibaka contributed 18 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as the Thunder overcame a 16-point deficit late in the third quarter.



In Charlotte, N.C., Al Jefferson had 31 points and nine rebounds for Utah.

The Jazz controlled the paint, where they outscored the Bobcats 54-36 and outrebounded them 43-34.



In Toronto, DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points as
the Raptors used a rare offensive outburst to beat Houston.




In Minneapolis, Wes Johnson scored 19 points to back Kevin Love’s 29 points and 16 rebounds in Minnesota’s victory.



In Newark, N.J., Jordan Farmar hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 0.2 seconds left and New Jersey squandered an 18-point, second-half lead before beating Los Angeles.


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