DENVER — John Wall scored six of his 19 points in overtime and had 16 assists as the Washington Wizards beat the Denver Nuggets, 117-115, on Sunday night.
Kris Humphries had a season-high 21 points and 14 rebounds to help Washington stop a two-game skid.
Ty Lawson had 31 points and 12 assists in his return to the Nuggets’ lineup, but missed a tying jumper in the waning seconds of overtime after stealing an inbounds pass from Washington’s Paul Pierce.
The Wizards, who got in early Sunday morning after a loss in Portland, had more jump in overtime. They scored the first six points and appeared to have the game locked up when Wall hit two free throws to give Washington a 117-112 lead with 10.2 seconds left.
Wilson Chandler, who finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, hit a 3-pointer to cut it to two. Lawson stole Pierce’s inbound pass but missed a short jumper with 1.1 seconds left.
Three consecutive buckets from Kevin Seraphin to start the fourth quarter gave the Wizards an 89-87 lead. After two free throws tied it, Bradley Beal converted a three-point play and Andre Miller hit a jumper as the shot clock expired to make it 94-89 with 7:27 left.
PHOTOS: Wall leads Wizards over Nuggets in OT, 117-115
Lawson took over for the Nuggets. He hit a 3-pointer and two jumpers to give Denver a 101-99 lead late in the fourth.
Humphries’ tip-in tied it, but Darrell Arthur made a 19-footer to put Denver back ahead.
The game was tied at 105 when Lawson stripped Wall of the ball. Kenneth Faried was fouled with 1.4 seconds left but missed both free throws and the game went into overtime.
Lawson missed Friday’s game after being arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired early Friday morning and returned to practice Saturday.
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