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Wizards vs Lakers preview: Washington aims to get back in winning form facing Los Angeles

Can the Wizards pull off the season sweep?

NBA: Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Wednesday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

How to watch: ESPN

Injury Report

Wizards: Robin Lopez (Ankle, Questionable); Deni Avdija (Ankle, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)

Lakers: Anthony Davis (Calf, Questionable); Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Ankle, Game-Time Decision); Alex Caruso (Back, Game-Time Decision); Jared Dudley (Knee, Out); LeBron James (Ankle, Out)

Pregame Notes

The Washington Wizards are coming off an overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs ending their win streak at eight games. On Wednesday, they’ll have their second meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. The first meeting resulted in an overtime win for Washington. In that game the Lakers were without Anthony Davis and in this game LeBron James will be out with the possibility of Davis as well.

Washington holds the advantage with a healthier team, but they’ll have to play how they have been to hold up. With the loss to the Spurs, they’re currently only one game ahead to remain in the play-in tournament. The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors aren’t far behind.

The dynamic duo of Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal seems to be working. On top of the fact, the Wizards bench has been holding up their end of the bargain especially Daniel Gafford who seems to just bring it soon as his number is called.

With 11 games remaining, the Wizards have to not lose critical games and keep their focus intact because all of them matter.

Also with Beal’s 45 points on Monday, he now takes the lead in league scoring. He holds the top spot averaging 31.4 points with Stephen Curry not far behind with 31.3 points. It’s definitely going to be a fight to the finish.