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Wizards vs. Lakers preview: Washington will try to end losing streak against LeBron and Co.

The Wizards will try to end their losing streak against a much improved Lakers squad.

Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, and Lonzo Ball are coming to D.C.
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Game Info

When: Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 pm Eastern Time

Where: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC

TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Otto Porter Jr. (Questionable, Knee), Dwight Howard (Out, Back)

Lakers: Rajon Rondo (Out, Hand), Brandon Ingram (Questionable , Ankle)

What to Watch for

Can the Wizards get back on track being shorthanded amid the recent trade?

The Wizards are coming off losing 4 straight games, but this game will be a home game, where despite their slow start this season, the Wizards are posting a winning record at 7-6. Last season, the Wizards split their 2 games against the Lakers, winning the game in the Capital One Arena. Sunday’s game will be the first meeting between these two teams this season.

This will not be an easy task. After a slow 4-6 start to the season, the Lakers have righted their season and currently sit 5th in the crowded Western Conference, going 13 - 5 since. They will be lead by Lebron James who is in his first year with the Lakers, posting a career-best 29.2 points per 36 minutes while averaging a career-low 35 minutes per game.

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