Lowly Washington Wizards beat Oklahoma City in last second | NBA
Bradley Beal made a jumper with 0.3 seconds left and the Washington Wizards — who have the NBA's worst record — beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99.
WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal made a 16-foot jumper with 0.3 seconds left after using a pump fake to get open, and the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 Monday.
Ex-Sonic Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City (26-8), which entered the game with the league's best record, with 29 points.
The Wizards (5-28) had lost 13 of their previous 14 and have the league's worst record.
Beal and Martell Webster, a former Seattle Prep standout, led Washington with 22 points each. Webster, whose total was a season high, gave the Wizards a 99-94 lead with a four-point play.
The Thunder missed 16 consecutive shots from midway through the third quarter to midway through the fourth.
Source: Skiles is out
MILWAUKEE — Scott Skiles is out as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
The decision to part ways came two days after the 16-16 Bucks lost their fourth straight game.
Lakers are hurting
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill all will miss the Los Angeles Lakers' upcoming trip with injuries, leaving the 15-18 team without its top three big men indefinitely.
Howard has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will miss at least a week, Gasol has a concussion after taking an elbow in the face in Sunday's loss to Denver and Hill, a backup to both starting big men, has a right-hip injury.
"The NBA is unforgiving, and nobody is feeling sorry for us," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "There's 29 other teams that are happy, and we've got to do the best we can do. It's kind of weird coming to work thinking you have three centers, and all three of them are hurt on the same day."
Robert Sacre, a 7-foot rookie from Gonzaga, might be starting for the Lakers.
Meanwhile, Lakers legend Magic Johnson is ripping the team on Twitter, writing Howard needs to "stop complaining and start dominating on offense" and Gasol needs to "stop playing soft."
Love to miss time
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love met with doctors in the Twin Cities to evaluate his right hand, which is broken for the second time this season.
"I certainly think he'll be out for a number of weeks," David Kahn, president of basketball operations, said of the All-Star who was injured in Thursday's 101-97 victory at Denver.
• Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was suspended one game without pay for making contact with official Rodney Mott in a game Sunday against Atlanta and failing to cooperate with a league investigation.
Rondo missed Monday's game in New York, a 102-96 Boston victory over the Knicks. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 23 points.
• Host New Orleans, which has the worst record in the Western Conference, beat the Southwest Division-leading San Antonio Spurs 95-88. Eric Gordon scored 24 points for the Hornets (9-25).
• Portland beat visiting Orlando 125-119 in overtime, helped by double-doubles from LaMarcus Aldridge (27 points, 10 rebounds) and J.J. Hickson (20 points, 15 rebounds). Portland has won seven of its last 10 games.
Orlando has lost nine in a row.