The final game of the Friday night NBA schedule will feature a matchup between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Wizards (29-35) are six games below .500 on the road and trail Atlanta by 1.5 games for tenth place in the East. On Wednesday, Washington was outscored by eight points during the fourth quarter of a 115-109 road loss against LA.
Kristaps Porzingis led five Washington players in double figures with 19 points on 8-for-14 from the field. Kyle Kuzma added 17 points and six rebounds for the Wizards.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have dropped eight of their previous ten games and appear to have hit rock bottom. On Wednesday, Los Angeles allowed host Houston to shoot 51 percent from the field during a 139-130 overtime loss. The Lakers (28-37) connected on 18-for-47 from the three-point line and shot 47 percent overall.
Los Angeles G Russell Westbrook tallied a team-high 30 points to go along with eight rebounds and six assists. LeBron James added 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists for the Lakers.