Lakers erupt for pivotal W
The Lakers finally showed up as a team. They had overwhelming balance and maintained control throughout most of the game after taking an early lead. The Lakers at one point led by 20+ but a late Wizards rally closed it to under 10, but in the end the Lakers pulled away and hit crucial shots to take a 3-2 series lead in the 2 rivals regular season matchups. The Wizards played great pressure defense forcing several turnovers as they racked up steals, but couldn't sustain a steady offense.
Date: September 30, 2013