Wall made 14 of the 24 shots he took, and Bradley Beal added 18 points, as the Wizards snapped a four-game losing streak by ending the Cavaliers’ nine-game home run and winning, 97-85.
The Lakers’ first road game since Bryant announced he would retire was Tuesday night in Philadelphia, where Bryant grew up and where the local fans roared when he was introduced before the game.
Wall attributed the recent stretch of seven losses in 10 games to his own performance, acknowledging that his reduced production and struggles with his shot are preventing the Wizards from succeeding.
Okafor, the 76ers’ top rookie, has been involved in a series of troublesome incidents as of late. There may be nobody better to speak to him about handling stardom while young than Bryant, who is in town on Tuesday.
Bryant announced on Sunday that he will retire once this season, his 20th with the Lakers, draws to a close by writing a poem on The Players’ Tribune web site.
Joseph made a 3-pointer from the left corner as time expired as the Raptors rallied late and beat the Wizards, 84-82, on Saturday night despite a season-high 22 turnovers.
Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in only three quarters, and the Celtics rolled to a 111-78 home victory over the Wizards on Friday night.
The Wizards went 0-for-17 on their final 19 possessions and were outscored by 23 points to close the game as the Hornets took a 101-87 victory on Wednesday night.
Although they took steps during the offseason to add players who could fit their new offensive system, the Wizards have struggled to adequately incorporate their big men and utilize their strengths.
Paul George scored 40 points, making seven 3-pointers, as the Pacers pulled away from the Wizards and won, 123-106, to snap their three-game winning streak.
George missed all but six games last season after sustaining a compound fracture of his right leg in a Team USA scrimmage in August 2014. This year, his performance has been among the best in the league.
Drummond had eight points and 13 rebounds, and the Pistons missed a 3-point attempt as time expired, allowing the Wizards to hold on for a 97-95 victory on Saturday.