|Inconsistent appearance again shown the Los Angeles Lakers|
In the match which took place at Capital One Arena, Sunday (20/3) afternoon WIB. The Lakers were unable to stem the brilliant appearance of Kristaps Porzingis. The Latvian basketball player became the star of the home team's victory by scoring 27 points. Followed by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who scored a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Reserves Deni Avdija and Daniel Gafford both had 17 points off the bench. From the Lakers camp, LeBron James again appeared dominant by scoring 38 points and 10 rebounds. In addition, James Again made history after passing the scoring achievement of Karl Malone to become the second highest scorer in NBA history. Followed by Russell Westbrook who made 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists and Malik Monk added with a score of 17 points. Actually, the Lakers had played brilliantly and led 67-58 when the second quarter ended.
LeBron James even continued to lead with a score of 99-93 until the third quarter. However, thanks to a brilliant performance Porzingis scored three points to put the Wizards ahead with a score of 119-116. Since then, the Lakers have not been able to catch up with the home team's points. Caldwell-Pope et al also won again with a score of 127-119. The defeat made the position of the Lakers threatened to be evicted by the New Orleans Pelicans. Currently, the team made by Frank Vogel has collected 30 wins and 41 defeats. One game ahead of the Pelicans.