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Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers: Match Preview and Predictions - 29th November 2019

Jason Mills
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:11 IST

Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Pelicans
Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Pelicans

Match details

Fixture: Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 29th, 2019 10:30 PM (ET)

Venue: The Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA                            

Last game results

Washington Wizards (6-10): 140-132 victory over the Phoenix Suns (Wednesday, November 27th, 2019)

Los Angeles Lakers (16-2): 114-110 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans (Wednesday, November 27th, 2019)

Washington Wizards Preview

The Washington Wizards will play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at the Staples Center. The Wizards come into this game having won on Wednesday night in Phoenix 140-132 against the Suns.

The Wizards secured the win shooting at a scorching hot 57.3 percent for the game and 54.3 percent on their three-point attempts. Bradley Beal led the way with 35 points and he got help from center Thomas Bryant with 23 and Ish Smith off the bench with 21 points in 26 minutes.

Also read: NBA 2019-20: Wizards bounce back, beat Suns on the road

Key Player – Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards v Denver Nuggets
Washington Wizards v Denver Nuggets

Bradley Beal is a two time NBA all-star and could be an outside candidate this year for league MVP except Washington does not have a good record. Beal is currently averaging 28.9 points along with seven assists per game. This is the third consecutive season Beal has upped his production and it comes at a time when the Wizards are without his backcourt mate John Wall due to a long term injury.

Wizards predicted lineup

Bradley Beal, Isaiah Thomas, Rui Hachimura, Troy Brown, Thomas Bryant.

Los Angeles Lakers Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers appear headed to the NBA playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. The Lakers are 16-2 and their off-season roster changes are paying off. They lead the Western Conference and are on a nine-game winning streak having just beaten the New Orleans Pelicans 114-110 Wednesday night. Anthony Davis had 41 points and LeBron James scored 29 along with 11 assists for a double-double effort.

Also read: NBA MVP Power Rankings: Top 5 leaders entering Week 6

Key Player – Anthony Davis

Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Pelicans
Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Pelicans

The key roster addition to the Los Angeles Lakers is Anthony Davis.   In a pre-draft deal between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers, the Lakers added a reliable star to pair with LeBron James. Davis missed a double-double Wednesday night by one rebound scoring 41 points and grabbing nine rebounds. For the season, Davis is averaging 26.1 points, nine rebounds, and 2.8 blocked shots a game. Davis is an early candidate along with teammate LeBron James in the MVP discussion.

Lakers predicted lineup

Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee

Wizards vs Lakers Match Prediction

The Wizards are just 3-6 this season on the road. They also sport the highest-scoring offense in the NBA at 119.4 points a game but are ranked worst in points allowed at 120.8 points per game making it hard for themselves to win games. 

What also hinders the Wizards’ ability to win is they allow their opponents to make 48.8 percent of their shots meaning the Wizards don’t get fast break opportunities averaging just 12.6 fast break points a game. 

The Lakers are 16-2 for the season, 8-1 when playing at home, and are on a nine-game winning streak. The Lakers a deep team, aside from LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing over 30 minutes a game, 10 other Lakers’ players are employed for 15 or more minutes a game.

The Los Angeles Lakers will extend their winning streak to 10 games Friday night against the Wizards.

Where to watch Wizards vs Lakers?

You can stream the game live online with NBA League Pass. The game can be watched on tv on NBATV, Sports Net Los Angeles.

Published 29 Nov 2019, 02:00 IST
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