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Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Regular Season Game 68 Open Thread

The Essentials:

Wizards (21-46) vs. Lakers (51-18)
9:30 p.m.
Staples Center
Radio: 106.7 The Fan

Notable Lakers numbers this season

3rd in expected winning percentage (.699)
6th in pace (93.6 possessions per game)
10th in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (109.1 points/100 possessions)
5th in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (102.7 points allowed/100 possessions)

Pre-game links

Silver Screen and Roll, SB Nation's Lakers blog
Forum Blue and Gold
Lakers Nation
Silver Screen and Roll is confident
Forum Blue and Gold game preview

Tonight's Projected Starters
Wizards vs. Lakers
Shaun Livingston PG Derek Fisher
Mike Miller SG Kobe Bryant
Al Thornton SF Ron Artest
Andray Blatche PF Lamar Odom
JaVale McGee C

Pau Gasol

After a weekend of exciting college hoops, I'm still happy to watch some NBA tonight. I doubt we win, but it'll at least be a good effort. I think.

Andrew Bynum's out for LA, so I'm guessing Pau starts at center.