WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 30, Bradley Beal had 27 and Jeff Green added 20 as the Washington Wizards rallied from 24 points down to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 125-118 on Tuesday night.
Wall, Beal and Green each scored 10 in the fourth quarter as Washington outscored Los Angeles 39-23 to pull out the win.
The Clippers led by 24 midway through the second quarter, but the Wizards cut the lead to 95-86 after three quarters and took a 115-113 lead on Wall’s layup with 2:33 to play.
Tobias Harris scored a season-high 29 points, Montrezl Harrell had 20, and Lou Williams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each added 17 for the Clippers, who had won five straight. Williams was ejected with 34.5 seconds to play.
Washington, which improved to 6-11, won amid reports the team would listen to trade offers for Wall and Beal. There were also reports that players argued in practice and that Wall had been fined for disrespectful behavior toward coach Scott Brooks.
Clippers: C Luc Mbah a Moute missed his 12th straight game with a sore left knee. … Coach Doc Rivers said it wasn’t a problem to face his son, Austin, who was traded from Los Angeles to Washington in the offseason. “We should have that one down tonight,” Rivers said. “If we mess that one up, I’m going to go off on the whole team.” The Clippers held Austin Rivers to two points. … G Tyrone Wallace left the court after a violent collision with Beal late in the third quarter. Wallace held a towel over his left eye as he departed.
Wizards: C Dwight Howard was out with a glute injury. Howard missed the season’s first seven games with the injury. Thomas Bryant received his first NBA start and scored seven points in 19 minutes. … F Kelly Oubre, Jr. started in place of Markieff Morris. It was the first time Morris came off the bench since Feb. 28, 2016. Oubre committed five fouls in 12 minutes.
Clippers: Host Memphis on Friday.
Wizards: Visit Toronto on Friday.
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