Lakers vs Wizards: The Lakers have finally won. After a keenly contested game with several swing of fortunes, the Los Angeles Lakers won 108-104 over the Wizards. The Los Angeles Lakers traveled to Washington on a seven-match losing streak. Kobe Bryant has announced his retirement after this season. The Washington Wizards are also struggling and are currently out of the season to play the Eastern Conference playoffs.
John Wall and Bradly Beal have taken responsibility to score for the Wizards, who have a 7-8 win record and are desperate to improve. The Lakers defense has conceded to second-highest points, 107.5 per game this season. The Lakers started convincingly and dominated the first quarter. The Lakers were 2-15 and relied on sensation Jordan Clarkson.
At the end of the first quarter: Lakers led 34-22.
The Wizards reversed the tide in the second quarter and reduced the margin. John Wall and company made it a close contest by outscoring the Lakers 29-23 in the second session.
At the end of the second quarter: 57-51 lead in favor of the Lakers.
The Wizards were jittery as they adjusted to some strategic changes. The Wizards tied 65-65 early in the third quarter. It looks like anybody’s game from here. The Wizards finished the third quarter scoring three points more than their opponents.
At The End Of Third Quarter: Lakers Lead 81-77.
In the evenly contested final quarter, Los Angeles defense managed to hold on, and the team scored 30 points, one more than the hosts.
Final Score: Lakers win 108-104
The Lakers improve to 3-15.