The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Washington Wizards 106-104, after giving up a 19 point 4th-quarter lead. Washington had a chance to win the game after Kobe Bryant made only one of two free-throws, but Coron Butler's three-pointer hit off the rim, and Andray Blatche's tip-in failed. The Laker's second unit couldn't handle the Wizards, giving up 32 points in the 4th. Kobe did his thing with 23 points and 7 rebounds, and Andrew Bynum had 19 points with 10 boards. Butler had 26 points and 3 steals for the Wizards, and Blatche had 18 points with 10 rebounds.