BRADLEY Beal and John Wall each had double-doubles to rally the surging Washington Wizards past a pesky Sacramento Kings squad in overtime, 130-122, at the Golden 1 Center on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).
Beal had 38 points, including five triples, and 10 rebounds, while Wall had 25 markers and 12 assists and particularly stepped up in the extra period after the Wizards fell behind big early against a struggling Kings squad.
Trailing by 15 entering the fourth, the Wizards went on a 23-8 run to tie the game at 105 with 4:18 left in regulation, and both teams engaged in a back-and-forth battle from there. After Wall’s jumper put the Wizards up two, Darren Collison connected with Willie Cauley-Stein for another alley-oop that sent the game into overtime.
Arron Afflalo got the Kings on top at the start of the extra session with six straight points for Sacramento before Wall and Beal hit consecutive triples to put the Wizards back up 124-122 with 2:23 to play. Markieff Morris added to the Washington lead with another jumper as the Kings could not buy a bucket down the stretch.
The Wizards went on to seal the come-from-behind victory with a pair of free throws each from Beal and Morris to win their fourth straight game and move to 40-24.
Otto Porter Jr also added 18 points for Washington, while Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 off the bench.
Cauley-Stein led the Kings (25-40), who have lost seven straight, with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Afflalo and Buddy Hield scored 18 apiece, while Collison added a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists.