Preview, predictions, TV and injury report for tonight's Washington Wizards v Los Angeles Lakers game

Wednesday, 03 April 2024 at 17:00
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On a busy NBA Wednesday, with up to nine games, the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers will meet in the second night of back-to-back games for both teams. LeBron James and Jordan Poole will be the main stars of the game.
The Lakers (9th at 43-33) will be the visitors after a comfortable win over the Toronto Raptors. However, Golden State Warriors (10th with 41-34) and Sacramento Kings (7th with 44-31, tied with Phoenix Suns, 8th), also won, so they could not take advantage of that victory. Even so, against a feasible opponent, the Angelinos are looking to extend their winning streak and continue their push to move up in the Western Conference standings.
The Wizards, meanwhile, are coming off a win over the Milwaukee Bucks in one of their biggest wins of their season. The DC franchise no longer has anything to fight for, sitting 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 15-61 record, except the pride of competing games like the Bucks and like the Lakers tonight.
Expert predictions (Possible lineups and result).
The main predictions for tonight's game place the Los Angeles Lakers as the clear favorite to win. Although the Washington Wizards are coming off a win over the Milwaukee Bucks, it would be very surprising if they were to pull off the upset on their second back-to-back night as well.
In addition, the potential lineups will be as follows:
  • Wizards: Jordan Poole, Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija, Anthony Gill, Marvin Bagley III.
  • Lakers: D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, LeBron James, Rui Hachimura, Anthony Davis.
Schedule and TV.
The game will be played at 7:00 PM ET, and can be followed on MNMT and SportsNet LA.
Injury report.
  • Wizards: Kyle Kuzma (heel), Tyus Jones (back), Landry Shamet (calf) and Richaun Holmes (toe) ruled out. Isaiah Livers (hip) and Bilal Coulibaly (wrist), out for the season.
  • Lakers: Gabe Vincent (knee), Cam Reddish (personal reasons), Christian Wood (knee), Jarred Vanderbilt (foot) Jalen Hood-Schifino (back) and Colin Castleton (wrist), ruled out.