Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/18

Game 1: Tuesday, October 18th

Wizards 108

(1-3, 1-2 away)

Lakers 111

(2-2, 2-2 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 18, 2005

    1 2 3 4 OT T
    WSH 31 28 28 12 9108
    LAL 27 28 24 20 12111

    Lakers' Brown scores 19 in win vs. former team

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Kwame Brown scored 19 points, including two free throws with 29 seconds remaining in overtime, Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Washington Wizards 111-108 in an exhibition game at Rabobank Arena.

    The Lakers' Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 28 points and Gilbert Arenas had 27 for the Wizards. Devean George had 22 for the Lakers.

    Caron Butler, who was traded to the Wizards during the offseason in a deal that brought Brown to the Lakers, scored 19 points for Washington.

    The Lakers jumped out to a six-point lead in overtime before Chucky Atkins, who was also sent to Washington as part of the Brown-Butler deal, hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 108-105.

    Donell Taylor's 3-pointer narrowed the gap to 109-108 with 29 seconds left before Brown rebounded a missed Bryant shot and was fouled on the putback. After his free throws put the Lakers ahead 111-108, Bryant stole the inbounds pass to clinch the win.

    Washington led 59-55 at the half and was ahead 97-90 with just under five minutes in regulation before the Lakers rallied to tie it 99-99 at the end of regulation.

    Early foul trouble kept Los Angeles' big men from being a factor for much of the game. Lamar Odom and Chris Mihm both had five fouls before the midway point of the third quarter and Odom fouled out with 1:31 left in overtime.

    Brendan Haywood led all rebounders with 12. Odom had eight for the Lakers.

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