Here are five must-see plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 116-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Verizon Center on Thursday night that are worth revisiting...
1. The Wizards played a home game on Thursday night, so as it has been the case so often lately, they won. It has been just that simple for this team. Since Dec. 6 when they lost the Magic in Washington, the Wizards have won 16 straight at home. That's the longest streak in the NBA this season and the second-longest run in franchise history.
Thursday night's win was paved by Bradley Beal's 19 points in the first half. Three of them came on this shot Beal set up with a give-and-go:
2. Jason Smith finished with just four points in 14 minutes, but two of them came on this emphatic putback slam:
3. Beal ended up with five three-pointers, but he also made his mark dunking the ball on Thursday. You can see two of them on this replay:
And here's another Beal dunk on an alley-oop tossed by John Wall:
4. The Wizards didn't play their best defensive game, but there were two key blocks in the fourth quarter that helped them hold on for the win. The first was by Markieff Morris:
The second was by Beal, who chased down D'Angelo Russell for a block from behind on the fastbreak:
5. Yes, Beal did just about everything on Thursday night. On this play he got the assist by finding Morris for a dunk on a key possession late in the fourth quarter:
Another home game, another win for the Wizards. Lastly, here is the latest harvest from the @CSNWizards meme farm. This time it was Nick Young and Lakers fans who got roasted: