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The Lakers (22-9) want to take a rare defeat in two games with the Washington Wizards (10-17) in the city, their second tip in 2020-21 is at 1900:00 on Spectrum SportsNet

Coach Frank Vogel stated on Saturday night that the Lakers would be able to do without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder for about four weeks for at least two more games, including Monday against the Wizards. Vogel only found out about Thursday’s loss to Brooklyn an hour before the tip Schroder’s absence due to health and safety logs, which meant he was an important part of the game schedule against Miami on Saturday, the Lakers had ample time to plan the new rotation, albeit limited time to execute in LeBron’s Minutes has LEIN played well enough to win as James was one of the top 11 on the team, but when he sat they fought mostly every bench player was -5 or worse with no real playmaker on the floor

Things got better for the Lakers in the second half when they figured out a way to get Montrezl Harrell the basketball inside, towards his 7 for 12 FGs and 18 total points.They started figuring out a few sets that despite the Missing her no Face-to-face shots produced 2 and 3 playmakers and yet they need even more insult from reserve guards Alex Caruso (0 for 3 FGs) and Talen Horton-Tucker (five points) against Washington An additional option Vogel has is to use Quinn Cook in screen / roll situations with Harrell, although this could affect LA on the defensive end

At 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. the Wizards were right there with Detroit and Minnesota to hit the worst record in the NBA last week.Since then, they have won four straight games and Boston (104-91), Houston (131-119), Denver ( 130-128) and Portland (118-111) defeated They found a good rhythm on the offensive: all-star starter Bradley Beal scored at least 35 points in three of those four games and Davis Bertans scored 35 points in the other when he hit 9 out of 11 3 Russell Westbrook has led Washington on rebounds and helps with each of the four wins, even if he continues to struggle with his shot and only reached over 40% in the last game (11 of 17 in Portland)

The Wizards remain vulnerable on the defensive, particularly on the starting line-up where they have gone with Rui Hachimura and former Lakers draft pick Mo Wagner and the traditional centers Alex Len and Robin Lopez come off the bench to prove they are in the NBA 27 Place on defensive efficiency, and the Lakers will try to recover from a dry spell on offense lately

The Wizards want out and run, as their fastest pace in the league of 104 shows4 possessions compared to a Lakers team that only finished 24th Takes place (98) 86), an area to watch on Monday.While the Lakers can certainly play well in a fast-paced game, they are also able to win more of a half-court competition thanks to the skills of LeBron James in Washington less able to win when things slow down as there is no half-court defense, an area LEIN will look to expose In fact, their lack of rim protection is evident in their NBA worst 37 blocks per game in their last three games without Davis, LEIN have managed to rally around the flag defensively and block 60 shots per game, just below the season average of 61

Washington also occupies the penultimate place in 3-point percent (33) compared to LA21 (355%), and they try the 19th with 33 most7, with LA around 305 The Lakers actually had 45 3s against Miami and hit a decent percentage by the fourth quarter.In that final period, they only made 1 in 13 triples, bringing their percentage down to 289% for the game, another big difference between Washington and the Lakers exists on the free throw line where the Wizards allow a league high of 269 from their opponent versus L.EIN186, the lowest in the NBA

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