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Wizards rally for 103-100 win over Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Trevor Ariza hit a career-high seven 3-pointers on his way to 25 points, John Wall added 24 points and the Washington Wizards rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 103-100 on Friday night (Saturday Manila time).

Wall had 16 assists, and Nene scored 15 points for the Wizards, who won their second straight while improving to 7-26 on the road.

Down 2 points, Kobe Bryant missed a short open jumper with 5 seconds to go and Metta World Peace fouled Wall, who made both free throws. After a timeout, Bryant's 3-pointer drew the Lakers to 101-100 with 2 seconds left. But Bryant fouled Wall with 1 second to go, and he again made both.

The Lakers got the ball to Bryant one last time, and he launched a 3-point attempt from the right sideline that missed as time expired.

Photo: Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks defends during the second half of their game, Friday, March 22, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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