Wizards fend off Rockets' 3s for 105-103 win
- Wizards guard Bradley Beal runs away with a rebound before being fouled as he is pursued by Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3), with seconds left in the game, Saturday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bradley Beal scored 21 points, and Emeka Okafor had 17 points, 11 rebounds and made the go-ahead free throw with 5.2 seconds remaining to help the Washington Wizards overcome the Houston Rockets' 3-point barrage for a 105-103 win on Saturday night.
Trevor Ariza added 18 points and John Wall had 12 points and 11 assists for the Wizards, who came back from a 17-point deficit for their second straight win. Washington scored 54 points in the paint and has won 10 of its 12 home games.
James Harden scored 27 points and Chandler Parsons had 24 with five of the 19 3-pointers by the Rockets, who had won their first two games after the All-Star break. Houston attempted 46 3-pointers, the most in the NBA this season. The Rockets made 13 from beyond the arc in the first half, one off the NBA record they tied against Golden State on Feb. 5.
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