On Thursday night, the Lakers took a trip to the nation's capital to face the red hot Wizards. Going into the game, Russell Westbrook and the Wizards had won ten out of 12 games. After their 116-107 win over the Lakers, they have now won 11 out of 13 games.
Over on the Lakers side of things, they are not pretty right now. The Lakers do not have a home-court advantage in the playoffs standings right now, and while they have gotten Anthony Davis back in the lineup, they are still without LeBron James.
Their record without LeBron James is now a weak 8-13, (via Stat Muse) and while Davis missed a lot of those games too, they have lost three of the four games that Davis has returned to play.
Things need to get better for the Lakers and fast if they want to get a better playoff spot. That being said, the Lakers will still be favored in most likely any series if they are healthy in the playoffs.
Here are some Tweets from the night on the Lakers.
- SLICK LEONARD DIES: Bobby "Slick" Leonard was the Indiana Pacers and his attachment to the franchise as a coach and broadcaster last nearly five decades. CLICK HERE
- Myles Turner is OUT Indefnitley the Pacers announced Last Week: Myles Turner, the Pacers leader in blocks, who had missed six consecutive games before returning on Sunday against the Hawks playing 34 minutes, will once again be out. The team announced an injury to his toe that has him out for an indefinite period. CLICK HERE
- The Pacers Lost to Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night: The loss was a lot more than just a run-of-the-mill blow-out loss; the Pacers also lost out on their historic streak. CLICK HERE