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Kris Humphries

Lakers blow 19-point lead, lose 98-92 to Wizards

Lakers blow 19-point lead, lose 98-92 to Wizards

The Lakers got career nights from Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson, but John Wall and the Washington Wizards were too much to handle.

After building a 19-point lead in the first half, the Lakers saw their advantage gradually shrink to nil. The Wizards took the lead late in the fourth, and while the Lakers competed, they ultimately finished with their ninth loss in a row.

Ellington scored a career-high 28 points in 37 minutes, on 12-of-20 shooting. Clarkson, in his third start in the NBA, scored a personal-best 18 points.

Ed Davis added 14 off the bench as the Lakers shot 42.5% from the field.

Wall was the story for the Wizards, missing a triple-double by a...