Let’s say that I didn’t really find much to take away from the game, except that this game confirmed that the Wizards are clearly one of the cupcakes (if not THE CUPCAKE) of the field.
The Lakers sat down most of their players of significance (LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma) while Washington played nearly everyone of significance. And Washington STILL finished the first half down 69-65.
In the third quarter, the Lakers were able to finish with a double digit lead as their bench minus Alex Caruso was able to finish the period with a double-digit lead, And Caruso also scored 10 points in that period by the way.
Washington was able to keep things interesting in the fourth quarter, but it ultimately wasn’t enough.
Rui Hachimura led Washington with 19 points while JR Smith scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Lakers.
The warmups are now finished, so it’s time to get to the seeding games. The Wizards’ first match is on Friday, July 31 when they take on the Phoenix Suns. See y’all then!