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Beal leads Wizards in 111-95 win over Kobe, Lakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 27 points, John Wall had 17 points and 15 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 111-95 on Wednesday night.

The Wizards won their third straight and prevented the Lakers from getting their first three-game winning streak in more than a year.

Bryant finished with 29 points — 15 points of them in the first quarter when he shot 6 for 11. He missed nine of his final 11 shots.

Former Wizards player Nick Young helped keep the score relatively close by scoring a season-high 21 points.

Marcin Gortat added 21 points and 11 rebounds for Washington.

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