Westbrook lifts Wiz past Pels at line after Zion foul in OT

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    Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) reacts during the first half the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Washington.

    Russell Westbrook took over the game in overtime for the Washington Wizards, scoring 10 of their 12 points in the extra period and providing a pass that Bradley Beal turned into the other basket.

    If the Wizards are going to continue their turnaround from a terrible start and a COVID-19 outbreak to reach the play-in portion of the NBA postseason, it’s going to take more such displays by their dynamic guard duo.

    Westbrook made a pair of free throws to break a tie with just one second left in OT after he was fouled by Zion Williamson and combined with Beal to score 66 points, leading the Wizards past the New Orleans Pelicans 117-115 on Friday night.

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