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Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview

Wizards 11-12 vs Lakers 9-12

When: Sunday, December 4th, at 6:00p.m.

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

TV: NBC Sports Washington, Spectrum Sports Network



Wizards: Delon Wright (Out, Right Hamstring Strain), Rui Hachimura (Out, Right Ankle Soreness)

Lakers: Anthony Davis (Probable, low back tightness), Lebron James (Questionable, Left Ankle Soreness),

Keep an eye on:

Defense: has been an issue all season. We've talked ourselves hoarse on this topic on Wizards Outlook. I'll keep it simple, with the way the Lakers have been playing as of late, especially Anthony Davis, if Washington plays defense like they did for the first three quarters in their loss against Charlotte, the game will be over at halftime and this time, there won't be a strong fourth quarter comeback to have a chance to win.

Anthony Davis: has been on a TERROR as of late and is coming off an impressive performance against the Milwaukee Bucks where he out-dueled Giannis Antetokounmpo with 44 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks to lead the Lakers to a win. Davis is averaging 32.9 points, 15.4 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 1.4 steals per game on 63 percent shooting from the field and 37 percent from deep over the Lakers last eight games. He's simply been unstoppable. Washington's front court of Kristaps Porzingis, Daniel Gafford, Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Gill, Deni Avdija and Taj Gibson MUST come to play with a physical presence inside the paint or it will be a looooong night.

Lebron James vs Kyle Kuzma: will be a match-up to pay close attention to. Lebron....self explanatory. One of the greatest players of all time and is still playing at an all star level in year 20. James comes in averaging 25.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game on 46 percent from the field and 33 percent from deep. Kyle Kuzma himself is earning all star consideration for his strong all around play. Kuzma is averaging 20.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game on 45% shooting from the field and 31 percent from deep. If its a knock on Kuz's game, its been his defense at times. Kuz nor can the Wizards, afford an off night defensively with James on the opposing side. Kuz will need to put it together on both ends if the Wizards are to walk off the court victorious.


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