(Photo: John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers
7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time
Staple Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Local: TWC Sportsnets, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles), Comcast Sportsnet (Washington) National: NBA League Pass
Line: Los Angeles Lakers +5.5
Los Angeles Lakers: 22-45, 14th in the Western Conference
Washington Wizards: 35-33, 6th in the Eastern Conference
Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Wizards are 1-0 versus the Lakers this season
- The Los Angeles Lakers come in to tonight’s game losers of their last 3 games and 6 of their last 7.
- The Lakers have lost their last 6 games by an average of 23.6 points, which includes a 48 point pounding by the Los Angeles Clippers on March 6th.
- The Washington Wizards are half way through their 4 game Western Conference road trip, having lost the first two to Sacramento and Portland. The Wiz close out their trip with the Lakers tonight and at Denver on Sunday.
- Wizards’ center Marcin Gortat injured his back during pre game warm ups and missed the Wizards game against the Blazers yesterday. Gortat’s status for tonight’s game is unknown.
- Nick Young is expected to make his return tonight from a knee injury. Jordan Hill might also return from his knee injury which has kept him out since February 28th.
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– Fern Rea
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