Uncertainty got real! Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook led the team to win against Los Angeles Lakers. The former MVP flirted with a triple-double as he slithered his way past LeBron James to score the winning point. Wizards sealed the overtime win by 127-124.
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Although Wizards is sinking in the point table by winning only 11 games out of 28. But the Wizards have a peak in the last five games. With a massive victory against the legitimate playoff contenders, Washington Wizards confirmed the five-game win streak.
The Wizards started off with an improbable win over the Boston Celtics. Then settled a grudge game over the Houston Rockets, who was Wizards offseason, trade partner. However, Russell Westbrook appeared for the first time on both nights against the Celtics and Rockets.
But the Wizards really started to turn their heads with the help of Westbrook after they defeated Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers, two playoff teams that have established themselves as legitimate threats to take the lead in the West.
Wizards won over Lakers
Monday night’s win takes the Wizards in another height. However, the Lakers were 17 points ahead in the third quarter and had every counterpunch through the closing stretches to keep the game in their hand. Despite their excellent play Lakers couldn’t hold the game from going Washington’s way. Bradley Beal’s heroics and Russell Westbrook’s late-game aggressiveness pulled the game towards overtime and beat the defending champions.
After a putrid start to the season, Wizards now find themselves confident. Russell Westbrook is really excited as his distinguished contribution is helping the team to grab some points. In a post-game reaction, Russell Westbrook conveys that, “My Job is to make sure I lead them.” Besides, Westbrook also pushed Beal as he promised. “My job is to make sure to continue to push him and bring the best out of him every night,” Westbrook said of Beal earlier to ESPN.