Wizards fend off Rockets' 3s for 105-103 win

Wizards fend off Rockets' 3s for 105-103 win

Credit: AP

Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) shoots in front of Washington Wizards guard Garrett Temple (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM

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 made 46 3-point attempts, 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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