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Wizards beat Lakers 119-108 to clinch division title

LOS ANGELES (AP) John Wall scored 34 points and Washington rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-108 on Tuesday night, clinching the Southeast Division title for its first division crown in 38 years.

Wall shot 14 of 25 and Bradley Beal was held to 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting, but the Wizards ended the longest division-title drought in NBA history with their fourth straight victory.

''I didn't know that,'' coach Scott Brooks said before the game. ''Now we're fighting for playoff positioning.''

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, Maryland. The team had won its lone NBA championship the previous season and went on to lose the 1979 Finals to the Seattle SuperSonics.

From 1979-80 on, Washington has had one of the worst winning percentages in the league, and while the team has made the playoffs 14 times in that span, it hasn't gotten past the second round.

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Key Players
J. Wall
2 PG
J. Randle
30 PF
30.0 Min. Per Game 30.0
13.5 Pts. Per Game 13.5
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
9.1 Reb. Per Game 9.1
45.7 Field Goal % 48.1
45.0 Three Point % 47.7
81.6 Free Throw % 73.5
  Defensive rebound by Markieff Morris 0:14
  Larry Nance Jr. missed floating jump shot 0:16
  Offensive rebound by Larry Nance Jr. 0:20
  Tyler Ennis missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:22
+ 2 Kelly Oubre made floating jump shot 0:31
  Defensive rebound by Markieff Morris 0:53
  D'Angelo Russell missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:55
  Full timeout called 0:57
+ 2 John Wall made jump shot 0:57
  Defensive rebound by Kelly Oubre 1:05
  Larry Nance Jr. missed tip-in 1:07
Team Stats
Points 119 108
Field Goals 48-94 (51.1%) 43-85 (50.6%)
3-Pointers 6-23 (26.1%) 8-22 (36.4%)
Free Throws 17-25 (68.0%) 14-16 (87.5%)
Total Rebounds 51 47
Offensive 13 11
Defensive 28 32
Team 10 4
Assists 24 21
Steals 12 6
Blocks 3 9
Turnovers 13 18
Fouls 20 19
Technicals 0 0
away team logo
J. Wall PG 2
34 PTS, 3 REB, 14 AST
home team logo
D. Russell PG 1
28 PTS, 6 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Wizards 46-28 27282737119
home team logo Lakers 21-5327313713108
Team Stats
away team logoWizards 46-28 108.1 PPG 43 RPG 22.8 APG
home team logoLakers 21-53 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
J. Wall PG 27.2 PPG 3.7 RPG 10.3 APG 45.2 FG%
D. Russell PG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Wall PG 34 PTS 3 REB 14 AST
D. Russell PG 28 PTS 6 REB 9 AST
51.1 FG% 50.6
26.1 3PT FG% 36.4
68.0 FT% 87.5
Wizards
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 37 34 3 14 4 0 3 3 14/25 1/4 5/5 0 3 66 +11
B. Beal 35 16 1 3 0 1 4 2 7/16 1/5 1/1 0 1 20 +10
O. Porter 30 16 4 1 0 0 0 2 7/9 1/3 1/1 1 3 22 +10
M. Morris 27 8 7 0 1 0 0 4 4/9 0/3 0/0 2 5 16 +14
M. Gortat 22 7 10 1 1 1 0 0 3/4 0/0 1/4 4 6 21 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 37 34 3 14 4 0 3 3 14/25 1/4 5/5 0 3 66 +11
B. Beal 35 16 1 3 0 1 4 2 7/16 1/5 1/1 0 1 20 +10
O. Porter 30 16 4 1 0 0 0 2 7/9 1/3 1/1 1 3 22 +10
M. Morris 27 8 7 0 1 0 0 4 4/9 0/3 0/0 2 5 16 +14
M. Gortat 22 7 10 1 1 1 0 0 3/4 0/0 1/4 4 6 21 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Oubre 26 14 5 1 1 0 0 3 5/11 2/2 2/2 4 1 22 +10
I. Mahinmi 18 10 5 0 2 0 1 2 3/4 0/0 4/8 1 4 16 +6
J. Smith 17 6 4 0 0 1 1 1 2/6 1/3 1/1 1 3 10 -1
B. Bogdanovic 16 6 1 1 1 0 2 2 3/8 0/2 0/1 0 1 8 +3
B. Jennings 12 2 1 3 2 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 2/2 0 1 10 0
T. Satoransky - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Burke - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. McClellan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Ochefu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 240 119 41 24 12 3 13 20 48/94 6/23 17/25 13 28 211 +55
Lakers
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Russell 40 28 6 9 0 1 4 1 10/21 4/12 4/4 1 5 49 -6
J. Clarkson 39 22 4 3 0 0 2 1 10/19 2/5 0/0 2 2 30 0
I. Zubac 18 10 4 1 2 1 0 4 3/8 0/0 4/4 1 3 19 0
C. Brewer 15 9 2 0 0 1 1 1 3/4 0/0 3/4 0 2 11 +2
J. Randle 32 6 6 5 0 1 3 2 2/7 0/1 2/2 0 6 20 -4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Russell 40 28 6 9 0 1 4 1 10/21 4/12 4/4 1 5 49 -6
J. Clarkson 39 22 4 3 0 0 2 1 10/19 2/5 0/0 2 2 30 0
I. Zubac 18 10 4 1 2 1 0 4 3/8 0/0 4/4 1 3 19 0
C. Brewer 15 9 2 0 0 1 1 1 3/4 0/0 3/4 0 2 11 +2
J. Randle 32 6 6 5 0 1 3 2 2/7 0/1 2/2 0 6 20 -4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Ennis 27 11 0 1 1 0 4 2 4/9 2/4 1/2 0 0 10 -24
T. Black 23 10 2 0 0 2 1 5 5/6 0/0 0/0 0 2 13 -1
D. Nwaba 23 8 8 1 3 1 3 0 4/5 0/0 0/0 2 6 19 -5
L. Nance Jr. 24 4 11 1 0 2 0 3 2/6 0/0 0/0 5 6 19 -17
N. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. World Peace - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Ingram - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Deng - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 241 108 43 21 6 9 18 19 43/85 8/22 14/16 11 32 190 -55