Field Goal %
- LAL 45.1
- 43.4 WSH
Three Point %
- LAL 27.6
- 38.1 WSH
- LAL 13
- 19 WSH
- LAL 51
- 53 WSH
- Washington, DC
- Line: LAL -5.5
- Over/Under: 200
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
The Lakers entered Friday's game with the Wizards tied for 26th in the NBA forcing just 13.4 turnovers per game. They forced a season-high 19 turnovers against the Wizards.
From Elias: Kobe Bryant has played at least 40 minutes in 5 straight games for the 1st time in his career since January of 2009.
Friday's win over the Wizards marked the second game this season the Lakers won when Kobe Bryant scored at least 30 points. They are now 2-and-11 in such games this season. Their other victory came on November 16th when Bryant scored 31 points in a 114-102 win against the Suns.
Kobe Bryant shot just 31 percent from the field tonight including 1 of 8 from beyond the arc, but a lower output from Kobe has meant more Lakers wins so far this year.
Kobe Bryant has recorded 13 games this season with at least 30 points, the most in the NBA.Bryant has 30 points in each of the last 5 games, the longest streak in the NBA this season.
ESPN's Knicks reporter Ian Begley mentions how frustrated Derrick Rose is with the Knicks' recent struggles but believes it may be premature to connect that with Roses' mysterious absence.
More NBA games, more grassroots clinics and more talent development are all in the works for a country thirsty for this American export.
How does a capped-out NBA team with an owner hoping to reduce its league-high salary keep adding players? In Cleveland, much faith is put in David Griffin.