Washington Wizards

Wizards beat Lakers 119-108 to clinch division title

Water pooled on a table in the middle of the noisy locker room and soaked in the carpet. The Washington Wizards had just celebrated clinching the Southeast Division for the franchise's first division title in 38 years.

"We had a little water bottle fight in here," a smiling Bradley Beal said after a 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. "It's history for us."


John Wall shot 14 of 25 for 34 points and Beal was held to 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting, but the Wizards ended the longest division-title drought in NBA history with their fourth straight victory.

"John and I especially, we've been...

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