Scott Brooks

Wizards overcome Harden's 54, beat Rockets 135-131 in OT

Even the Wizards seemed surprised by the way they won.

Bradley Beal said he couldn't have imagined allowing the opposing starting guards to combine for 90 points and still get a victory.

"No sir. Absolutely not. No sir," Beal said. "Not at all. It's amazing we pulled it off still."

John Wall scored a season-high 36 points, including six in overtime, and Washington overcame James Harden's season-best 54 points to outlast the Houston Rockets 135-131 on Monday night.

Harden, the NBA's leading scorer, also had 13 assists, while Eric Gordon added a season-high 36 points.

Wall had two baskets in the extra period and finished with...

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