Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/7/12

The Los Angeles Lakers blew a 21-point third-quarter lead en route to a 106-101 loss to the host Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Kevin Seraphin scored 10 of his career-high 14 points in the final quarter to help the Wizards snap a nine-game losing streak against the Lakers.

Nick Young scored 19 points and Trevor Booker had 18 points and a career-best 17 rebounds for the Wizards, who trailed 76-55 with 7:22 left in the third quarter.

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points but hit just 9 of 31 shots for the Lakers. Pau Gasol had 19 points and 15 rebounds and Andrew Bynum also scored 19 points for Los Angeles, which dropped to 6-14 on the road.

The score was tied 89-89 before Seraphin scored on a dunk with 8:03 to play to start a 9-3 spurt that put the Wizards ahead by six. Seraphin scored six points during the run.

Los Angeles responded with seven consecutive points to take a 99-98 lead on Bynum’s basket with 2:51 remaining before Seraphin scored back-to-back baskets to start a game-ending 8-2 run.

Roger Mason and Jordan Crawford added 14 points apiece and JaVale McGee had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards.

Los Angeles still led by 20 midway through the third period before the Wizards began a frenzied rally.

Washington finished the quarter on a 22-4 run to pull within 83-81 heading into the final stanza. Mason hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter to give the Wizards a four-point lead.

Bryant had 20 first-half points to help the Lakers to a 64-49 halftime lead. Los Angeles hit just 4 of 17 shots in the third quarter.

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