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

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

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.