Washington Wizards vs LA Lakers Preview
Wizards 11-18 vs Lakers 18-11
When: Sunday, December 16th, at 6 p.m. Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. TV: NBC Sports Washington, SPECSN / Radio: 1500 AM, Radio Disney 1110 AM/ 99.1 FM
Injury Wizards: Dwight Howard (Day to Day/ Back), Otto Porter Jr (Day to Day/ Knee ) Lakers: Rajon Rondo (Out/Hand), Brandon Ingram (Out/ Left Ankle) Wizards - 112.3 - points per game 117.2 - points against 46.3 - Field goal % Lakers - 113.5 - points per game 111.0 - points against 47.8 - field goal %
Keep an eye on: Lebron James: Need I say more? Whenever one of the greatest players of all time takes the floor, everyone must constantly be aware of him. James is averaging 28.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 7.1 assist on 52 percent shooting from the field and 37 percent from three point range the season. If there is one negative regarding his game this season, it's his free throw shooting where he's currently shooting 68 percent. Everything starts and end with James when it comes to the Lakers. if the Wizards want to win, they will have to contain him which of course is much easier said then done. Last season, James had his best game of the season, posting 57 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assist, 3 steals and 2 blocks in a dominate all around performance that resulted in a loss for the Wizards. Will it be anotehr big performance from James? Stay tuned!!!
Spirit of the Wizards: After the trade that was made, fell apart and made again regarding Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre being dealt to Phoenix for Trevor Ariza,a former Wizard forward, what will be key is where the team is during this game. Are they deflated, or are they ready to play despite being shorthanded. Look at the Wizards leaders, John Wall and Brad Beal to set the tone early. Depending on their early impacts that will ultimately determine how Washington will thrive against a talented Lakers team.