Lakers vs. Wizards: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

Lakers vs. Wizards: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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Lakers vs. Wizards: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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The Los Angeles Lakers (30-41) play against the Washington Wizards (30-40) at Capital One Arena

The Los Angeles Lakers are spending $5,479,616 per win while the Washington Wizards are spending $4,267,326 per win

Game Time: 8:00 PM EDT on Saturday March 19, 2022

Broadcast Info

National TV: N/A
Home TV: NBC Sports Washingto
Away TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Home Radio: The Team 980
Away Radio: ESPN LA 710/KWKW (S)

When the game is underway, you can follow it here!

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Will Los Angeles Lakers be able to retain Malik Monk? nba.nbcsports.com/2022/03/20/wil…12:55 PM
Emiliano Carchia
@Sportando
Highlights: Porziņģis, Avdija & Satoranský propel Wizards past the Lakers sportando.basketball/en/highlights-…12:42 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Cap off your weekend with 50% off @PapaJohns_DMV!
Use the code WIZ50 and enjoy!🍕 – 12:42 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Pelicans City Edition x Tissot ft. @jus10_w
Enter below to win a City Edition jersey, a luxury @TISSOT watch, and lower sideline tickets to the Pelicans vs. Lakers game on 3/27!
https://t.co/LohQQBgP54 pic.twitter.com/tXt4fDbnEe12:00 PM

Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
Mississippi State will hire New Mexico State coach Chris Jans, source told @Stadium.
Terrific hire for AD John Cohen. Jans is the perfect fit. – 11:53 AM
Bill Oram
@billoram
As the Lakers let another opportunity to build some momentum slip through their fingers, it’s feeling more and more like LeBron’s individual milestones re all this team has to hold on to. From last night in Washington: theathletic.com/3197300/2022/0… @TheAthletic11:47 AM
Kevin Chouinard
@KLChouinard
The Lakers are the #9 seed in the West at the moment.
If they were in the East, they would be the #13 seed. – 11:08 AM
Jorge Sierra
@hoopshype
LeBron James is No. 2 all-time in scoring and No. 7 in assists.
No other player is Top 12 in both categories. – 11:05 AM
Jorge Sierra
@hoopshype
NBA Twitter reacts to LeBron James surpassing Karl Malone for No. 2 on all-time scoring list.
hoopshype.com/lists/nba-twit…10:55 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
While in DC, got to see the Mona Kuzma pic.twitter.com/eIc8uTziHf10:34 AM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Top 10 MPG this season:
1. Team is .500
2. Team is .500
3. Team is .500
4. Team is below .500
5. Team is .500
6. Team is .500
7. Team is .500
8. Team is .500
9. Team is .500
10. Team is .500
LeBron is putting some serious miles on his body just to keep the Lakers afloat. pic.twitter.com/FiQIkrf6PG10:33 AM

StatMuse
@statmuse
LeBron James is averaging 37.0 minutes per game this season. That ranks:
— 1st on the Lakers
— 1st in his last 5 seasons
— 1st among teams below .500
— 2nd all-time for players 37 or older
(Submitted by @AbdonFreddie) pic.twitter.com/zMChp1GLh910:26 AM

Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
Most combined points and assists:
LeBron James: 46,971
Abdul-Jabbar: 44,047
Karl Malone: 42,176
Kobe Bryant: 39,949
Michael Jordan: 37,925
John Stockton: 35,517
Magic Johnson: 27,848 – 10:22 AM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis gave respect to LeBron James on his historic night, and happened to get payback on him with a poster dunk. ift.tt/pKTNqtb10:12 AM
Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
Darius Garland (24p/12a last night) is averaging 25.0 PPG and 10.1 APG over his last 21 games.
The only other player in @Cleveland Cavaliers history to average at least 25p/10a over a 21-game span is LeBron James.
Garland is the fifth player in NBA history to do so before his 23rd birthday. pic.twitter.com/WlBZsWdUjK10:11 AM

JD Shaw
@JShawNBA
NBA’s best from March 19:
– J. Grant: 40 pts, 2 reb, 13-22 fg
– L. James: 38 pts, 10 reb, 6 ast
– L. Doncic: 37 pts, 4 reb, 30 min
– K. Porzingis: 27 pts, 5 ast, 26 min
– K. Towns: 25 pts, 11 reb, +26
– D. Garland: 24 pts, 12 ast, 2 stl
– R. Westbrook: 22 pts, 10 reb, 8 ast – 10:07 AM
Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
LeBron James last night:
✅ 38 PTS
✅ 10 REB
✅ 6 AST
James passed Karl Malone and moved into second place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list:
38,387 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
36,947 – James
36,928 – Malone pic.twitter.com/JSuAoI0cCG10:01 AM

Pete Pranica
@PetePranica
We have three officials (and they will show up on time). They have been assigned by the #NBA: Tony Brothers, Derrick Collins and CJ Washington. @Memphis Grizzlies with afternoon hoops in Houston. See it on @GrizzOnBally starting at 2 pm. #GrzNxtGen9:40 AM
Adam Zagoria
@AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
Saint Peter’s coach Shaheen Holloway said his vision ‘clicked’ with that of former Saint Peter’s, current Seton Hall AD Bryan Felt nj.com/setonhall/2022…
@PeacocksMBB9:36 AM
Chris Broussard
@Chris_Broussard
Y’all know I have MJ ahead of LeBron, but this is amazing: LeBron (often called a mix of MJ & Magic) will finish with more points than MJ and more assists than Magic. Impressive point to note as LeBron continues his assault on the record book. – 9:19 AM
Matt Williams
@StatsWilliams
The Cavaliers have won 41 games this season, marking the first time they will finish .500 or better without LeBron James on the team since 1997-98.
That is also the last time they made the playoffs without LeBron. – 9:10 AM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
“We came out in the second half, took what coach said and we applied it…Everybody was just having fun.”
🎤 @Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, @Kristaps Porzingis, Deni and Coach Unseld on last night’s win, KP’s big fourth quarter and more! #DCAboveAll9:00 AM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
Good morning.
The Pelicans trail the Lakers by a 1/2 game for the No. 9 spot in the Western Conference standings. – 8:34 AM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
📝 GAME RECAP
@Kristaps Porzingis scored 16 in the fourth on his way to a team-high 27 points.
@Kentavious Caldwell-Pope notched his second double-double of the season.
The bench scored 50+ points for the 13th time this season.
Everything you need to know about last night’s win vs. the Lakers 👇 – 8:00 AM
Eurohoops
@Eurohoopsnet
LeBron James jumps to No. 2 on NBA’s all-time scoring list
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…5:24 AM
Eurohoops
@Eurohoopsnet
Kristaps Porzingis led the Washington Wizards to a comeback win over the Los Angeles Lakers in LeBron James’ milestone night
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…4:18 AM
Bill Oram
@billoram
LeBron’s latest achievement had the Lakers poised for a celebration. Instead the night goes down as yet another night that his individual brilliance was not enough to compensate for the Lakers’ collective failures. theathletic.com/3197300/2022/0…2:32 AM
Todd Whitehead
@CrumpledJumper
LeBron James is on pace to break the all-time scoring record. pic.twitter.com/SURbUbkCZ52:09 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
Like Karl Malone did thousands of times, LeBron James cut toward the basket, caught a pass and scored on a driving layup to pass The Mailman for No. 2 and inch closer to Kareem’s scoring record espn.com/nba/story/_/id…1:16 AM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
LeBron James now has a clear path to be the No. 1 scorer in NBA history. He’s only chasing Kareem.
The Lakers’ route to consistency, however, remains as murky as ever: ocregister.com/2022/03/19/leb…1:03 AM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Kristaps Porzingis’ fourth quarter vs. Lakers
16 points
6-for-7 shooting
8 minutes – 12:23 AM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
Deni Avdija said Russell Westbrook told him after tonight’s game: “I’m going to kill you if you don’t play like that every night.”
They also swapped jerseys postgame. – 12:15 AM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
LeBron James shares his thoughts on moving to number 2 on the all-time leading scorers list. pic.twitter.com/elvbDLoX1811:59 PM

Chuck Cooperstein
@coopmavs
I wish I knew how I feel about Chet Holmgren. I desperately want to love him and there are nights when I totally am feeling him. And then there are those other nights. Is he Porzingis or Pokusevski? – 11:47 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis on LeBron: “We have to appreciate him while he’s here and still playing and putting up those kind of numbers and playing at this level, which is absolutely out of this world.” – 11:46 PM
Quinton Mayo
@RealQuintonMayo
Hummer and LeBron teaming up in 2022 is low key iconic. – 11:39 PM
Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
Deni Avdija and Russell Westbrook exchanged jerseys after the game tonight. Westbrook made a big impact on the young guys during his year with the Wizards – 11:28 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis is saying a lot of positive things about his fit with the Wizards postgame tonight. “I think this system is better for my game. I’m able to be more effective.” – 11:21 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Carmelo Anthony, No. 9 on the all-time scoring list, said he’s “in awe” of LeBron’s march up the list: “I admit when I was younger, I used to look at the list and think, ‘Nobody’s catching Karl Malone. Nobody’s catching Kareem.'” – 11:13 PM
Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
Carmelo on LeBron passing Malone: “Take your hat off to LeBron” for being able to do what he’s done in his career thus far. – 11:12 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
Carmelo Anthony says he’s “still in awe” of what LeBron James is doing at this point in his career. Melo says he remembers when he was younger thinking no one would catch Karl Malone and Kareem. – 11:12 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
LeBron James says he “can’t separate” the loss from passing Karl Malone. He’s still feeling the loss. – 11:09 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
LeBron James says he “will not allow himself to think” about chasing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record. He says he wants it to happen organically and will think about it when the time comes. – 11:07 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
Russell Westbrook, who’s currently 33rd all-time in scoring and within 60 points of catching Elgin Baylor, Dwayne Wade and Adrian Dantley, on LeBron climbing to spot No. 2:
“That’s pretty crazy to see … he’s able to have that many points … just a great accomplishment.” – 11:04 PM
Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
Russell Westbrook on LeBron passing Karl Malone: “Crazy to see. … It’s a great accomplishment.” – 11:02 PM
J. Michael Falgoust
@ThisIsJMichael
When will y’all learn? They beat the Raptors and y’all all giddy about that 1 win allegedly proving something… like the other 69 games don’t count. Blow a 18p lead to the Wizards. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 You are what your record says you are – 10:59 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Sunday just got better!
Head to your @McDonalds_DMV and pick up a $2 Big Mac 🍔 pic.twitter.com/mXlAeN3RU410:55 PM

Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
KCP says he told Lebron keep going when they embraced at half court. – 10:54 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija on what Russell Westbrook told him after the game (on NBCSW)
‘I’m gonna kill you if you don’t play like that every game, I know what you’re capable of.’ – 10:52 PM
Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Russell Westbrook: “He played great. Just shooting the ball with confidence. … I couldn’t be happier with how he played tonight.” – 10:49 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
Frank Vogel said that LeBron “attacked the game” in impressive style, and had a “signature performance” in that first half, on the second night of a B2B with a sore knee, to pass Malone.
Tough that they couldn’t hold on for a win, but he’s trying to separate LeBron’s milestone. – 10:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
PHX is locked in at one. It’s probably MEM and GSW for 2-3. Jumbled mess from 4-7. LAC will be 8.
Probably LAL-NOP for 9-10, because SAS and POR don’t seem to have a whole lot of interest in grabbing a Play-In spot. pic.twitter.com/7x5fKhHa1W10:48 PM

Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
Wizards-Lakers was announced as a sellout (20,475) tonight, btw. – 10:48 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Wizards announce their second sellout of the season tonight against the Lakers
First one was November 20 against the Heat – 10:47 PM
Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on LeBron: “I don’t know where we’d be without him.” – 10:47 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Frank Vogel on separating LeBron becoming the No. 2 scorer in NBA history from the loss: “Trying to separate. It’s bittersweet.”
Said he thought LeBron attacked the game, calling it a “signature performance.” – 10:46 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
“Just a signature performance” Frank Vogel says of LeBron’s night, adding it’s “bittersweet” that the Lakers couldn’t hold on for the win, but is trying to separate the result from the significance of James’ achievement. – 10:45 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
Frank Vogel says on LeBron passing Karl Malone: “what an incredible feat. He just attacked tonight.. a signature performance in which he passes one of the greats.” – 10:45 PM
Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on LeBron James: “He just attacked the game tonight. … Really playing with incredible energy after playing 45 mins last night.” – 10:45 PM
Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel: “We didn’t play well when Bron was out of the game tonight.” – 10:44 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Deni had a surprise visitor during his postgame interview 😅 pic.twitter.com/dkd5UmzjEA10:42 PM

Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
Kyle Kuzma should be fine to play on Monday in Houston after missing tonight’s game with right knee tendinitis, Wes Unseld Jr. says. – 10:39 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Coach Wes Unseld Jr expects Kyle Kuzma (knee) to be available for Monday vs. the #Rockets10:39 PM
Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
Kuzma update: Unseld said he started showing a little bit of tendinitis tonight during warm-ups and the Wiz wanted to let it calm down. Should be good to go in Houston on Monday. – 10:39 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
LeBron, regular season and playoffs:
1st in points
2nd in made field goals
3rd in made free throws
4th in wins
5th in assists
6th in made threes
7th in games
8th in steals pic.twitter.com/Ewv6npAXP010:37 PM

Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
Huge 127-119 win for the Wizards over the Lakers on a night James becomes the No. 2 all-time scorer in league history. Wiz got a little bit from everybody (Satoransky!) and involved Porzingis well.
Porzingis: 27p
KCP: 18p
Avdija, Gafford: 17p
Satoransky: 16p 6-6 fg – 10:36 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
You’re in for a night anytime you play LeBron; he’s playing unbelievable – Coach Unseld Jr – 10:36 PM
Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
Think about how frustratingly disappointing the Knicks have been this season – and how far below expectations they’ve fallen… now think about the fact that the Lakers have a worse record than the Knicks – 10:34 PM
Sam Quinn
@SamQuinnCBS
Like once a week the Lakers do something that actively makes me wonder if they know they don’t own their first-round pick.
Putting a guard on 7’3” Kristaps Porzingis is something you do when you’re tanking. – 10:29 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
LeBron last 8 games:
35.4 PPG
8.9 RPG
5.9 APG
53.8 FG%
40.3 3P%
Two 50-point games
37 years old. pic.twitter.com/R3bjrR0WuR10:29 PM

Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Back at home, back in the win column!
Porzingis: 27 PTS, 9-17 FG, 5 REB
KCP: 18 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST
Satoransky: 16 PTS, 6-6 FG, 6 AST
#DCAboveAll | @Ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/TKromZexN810:28 PM

Allen Sliwa
@AllenSliwa
Lakers find another way to disappoint, lose to the Wizards 127-119…Really bad loss, up double digits for most of the game and can’t close it out
Lakers & Pelicans now tied in loss column with 41 losses each… – 10:28 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers
@KamBrothers
Can’t really judge the Lakers until they get back to Canada. AK (cc: @Harrison Faigen) – 10:27 PM
Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
Lakers blow 16 point lead, get destroyed by Kristaps Porzingis with 27 points, 16 in fourth and drop a 127-119 game to Wizards – 10:26 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Kristaps Porzingis vs the Lakers:
27 PTS
16 in 4Q
9-17 FG
W
They came back from down 16. pic.twitter.com/cK9BcQK8d310:26 PM

Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
#DCAboveAll 127
#lakeshow 119
Final.
Porzingis 27 | James 38
The Washington Wizards end the 6 game losing streak. – 10:26 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
FINAL: Wizards 127, Lakers 119.
LeBron makes more history in a loss. It’s been a theme this year. He finishes with 38 points. Russ had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. The Lakers couldn’t stop 7-foot-3 Kristaps Porzingis when it mattered. – 10:25 PM
Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
Final: Wizards 127, Lakers 119. – 10:25 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Russell Westbrook with a nice moment with his rookie Deni Avdija at the end of Wizards-Lakers – 10:25 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
So, the Pelicans climb within half a game of the Lakers in the standings after they lost 127-119 to the Wizards tonight. pic.twitter.com/QrSJC7DYTS10:25 PM
Sam Quinn
@SamQuinnCBS
With tonight’s blown lead and subsequent loss to the Wizards, the Lakers have not won consecutive games in 72 days.
The last time they won two games in a row came on Jan. 4 (Kings) and Jan. 7 (Hawks). – 10:24 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards come back to beat the Lakers and snap a 6-game losing streak. Kristaps Porzingis took over in the 4th with 16 of his 27 points. – 10:24 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
The Lakers haven’t won back-to-back games since January 7. pic.twitter.com/TfFXflleNI10:24 PM

Adam Zagoria
@AdamZagoria
KC Ndefo with a LeBron-esque chase-down block from behind there. And then he crashed into the cheerleaders.
What a play. What an effort – 10:24 PM
Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
Kristaps Porzingis has scored 16 of his team-high 27 points in the fourth quarter. – 10:24 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
The Harlem Globetrotters played at CapitalOne Arena earlier this afternoon. So local fans at least got to see one Washington team get a win. – 10:23 PM
Mike Prada
@MikePradaNBA
Thank ya Russ for accepting the switch onto KP over and over again. One last Wizards assist – 10:23 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
Porzingis has scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter. That 3 he just buried, his first of the night, was the dagger. – 10:22 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Back-breaker by KP for three. LeBron can’t match it. Lakers are going to drop this one. – 10:21 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
The Lakers are within 3 with 50 seconds left. They won last night after being down 3 with 10 seconds remaining. – 10:21 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
Monk was able to cut the lead in half with a step-back 3 with 50.5 seconds left, as LAL need another stop, down 122-119. – 10:21 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
In crunch time a Latvian (Porzingis), an Israel (Avdija) and a Czech (Satoransky) made a huge impact and became difference makers for the Wizards. European basketball at its finest in DC! #DCAboveAll10:20 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
After scoring 36, 31 and 32 points in the 1st 3 Q’s, LAL have struggled to 17 in the 4th, with Washington picking up their defensive intensity after they went on a run to close the 3rd Q.
Washington’s lead went to 6 with 1:02 on the clock with a 3. – 10:19 PM
Sam Quinn
@SamQuinnCBS
The Lakers just spent a fourth quarter making Kristaps Porzingis look unstoppable. – 10:19 PM
Allen Sliwa
@AllenSliwa
Lakers getting handled in the 4th qtr (outscored 29-17), now down 122-116 with just a minute left in the game… – 10:18 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards were down 16 points in this game, but lead 122-116 with 1:01 to go in large part because Kristaps Porzingis has 13 of his 24 points in the 4th quarter. – 10:18 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
If it holds, this one is gonna hurt for the Lakers. They are suddenly down 122-116 with just 61 left to play. LeBron has poured in 38 points, but the Wizards have come alive here in the fourth behind Kristaps Porzingis. The Lakers just don’t have anybody to guard him. – 10:18 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Wizards up late up the Lakers 122 – 116 with 1:01 left. – 10:17 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Oof. Porzingis has killed the Lakers’ small units down the stretch, and Avdija just hit to give the Wizards a 122-116 lead with 1:01 left. – 10:17 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija with a massive 3-pointer with 1:01 left to play to put the Wizards up 122-116 – 10:17 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
🔥 @Kristaps Porzingis 🔥
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 – 10:17 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
Unicorn playing as good as I’ve seen him in a minute against Lakers down the stretch – 10:16 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Kristaps Porzingis dedicating this fourth quarter against the Lakers to Stephen A. Smith? – 10:16 PM
Brian Windhorst
@WindhorstESPN
LeBron James is finalizing his legacy not on championships alone but on longevity. As he moves in second all-time on scoring list, he’s leaving no doubt: No one has ever been this good for this long: espn.com/nba/insider/st…10:15 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
Huge reversal of fortune for the Lakers. Instead of an and-one for Porzingis, it’s an offensive foul on him and the Lakers come right back down and take the lead, 116-115. – 10:15 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Big momentum change: Porzingis charged with an offensive foul. Basket off the board. LeBron scores on the next possession. – 10:15 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis put LeBron James on a poster. pic.twitter.com/BqPzjSYa2D10:14 PM
Bob Garcia
@bgarciaivsports
Same old story for the Lakers. – 10:13 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
LeBron coaxed Frank Vogel to challenge Stanley Johnson’s foul on Porzingis on an and-1. I’m fairly certain that he and the lineup also wanted the break. – 10:12 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
LeBron after backing down Ish Smith in the post pic.twitter.com/vmkEzoU9HG10:09 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers
@KamBrothers
Ish Smith trying guard LeBron alone in the post is not considerably less fair than me trying to guard LeBron alone in the post. AK – 10:07 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
This is the first time the Lakers have trailed tonight. That Portzingis three-point play put Washington ahead 107-106. – 10:05 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Porzingis with a free throw to put Washington up for the first time all evening. – 10:05 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
😤 Too nasty 😤
DG jumping off of a trampoline for this one! pic.twitter.com/0so8OCHlC510:04 PM

Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
The wizards and lakers are tied. – 10:03 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
It’s now a tie game, at 106, as LAL take another time out.
They have 4 team fouls in the 4th already, putting WAS in the bonus. Wizards have yet to commit a team foul with 7:26 to go. – 10:02 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
The Lakers got to their hotel in D.C. at about 3 a.m. this morning, coming from Toronto, but the Wizards are also on the 2nd night of a B2B, coming in from New York. – 10:00 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
The Wizards have cut the Lakers lead to 2. 106-104 8:30 Q4 – 9:58 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
The Lakers lost the edge they’ve played with for much of the last two nights when LeBron left the game in the 3rd Q, up 14 points, and Washington is now within 2, at 106-104, with a 4-0 run since LeBron returned. – 9:58 PM
Allen Sliwa
@AllenSliwa
Down to just a 2pt lead, 106-104 Lakers… – 9:58 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
Quick thoughts from me on LeBron James passing Karl Malone for second on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Much more to come later tonight. @TheAthletic theathletic.com/news/lakers-le…9:54 PM
Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
This has been Tomas Satoransky’s best game as a Wizard (in this stint, anyway). Wes Unseld Jr. sometimes deviates from his substitution plan to go with the hot hand, and as long as Satoransky continues to have energy, this is a night when Unseld should go with Satoransky late. – 9:54 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Russell Westbrook is playing great basketball. He’s playing his game, looks rejuvenated. He is flirting with a triple-double as well. – 9:51 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Going to need a big fourth quarter!
KCP: 16 PTS, 3-4 3P, 7 REB
Kispert: 13 PTS, 3 AST
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne9:51 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
LeBron left the 3rd Q with 2:37 to play, and LAL up 97-83 after he fed ‘Melo for a 3.
Washington outscored LAL 10-2 in the final 2+ minutes, capped by a buzzer-beating 3 as LAL failed to clear a defensive board, twice, trimming the lead to 6 with 12 minutes left. – 9:51 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Final frame, coming up.
@LeBron James: 33 pts, 8 reb, 5 ast
@Russell Westbrook: 14 pts, 10 reb, 7 ast
@Malik Monk: 14 pts pic.twitter.com/HEmPAUeFkE9:50 PM

Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
End of the third quarter: Lakers 99, Wizards 93
Caldwell-Pope: 16 pts., 7 rebs., 3 assts.
Kispert: 13 pts., 2 rebs., 3 assts.
Avdija, Gafford, Satoransky: 12 pts. apiece
LeBron: 33 pts., 8 rebs., 5 assts.
Westbrook: 14 pts., 10 rebs., 7 assts. – 9:50 PM
Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
Lakers give up 35 points in third quarter to Wizards and now lead just 99-93 end of third. – 9:50 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
The Lakers lead, once 16, is down to six after a Washington run at the end of the third (with LeBron on the bench) pulls the Wizards within 99-93. – 9:49 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Satoransky hits a buzzer-beating three as the third quarter ends. The Lakers have led by as much as 16 points, but they have just a 99-93 lead going into the final frame. – 9:49 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
LeBron (29.7 points per game) trails Embiid (30.0) and Giannis (29.8) for the 2021-22 scoring title.
He has 33 points tonight through 3 Q’s tonight.
He’d need 16 more in the 4th tonight (49 total) to get just over 30.0 on average. – 9:48 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija tries to put down a poster dunk, but comes up a bit short
Still, good to see him remaining aggressive this week – 9:47 PM
CBS NBA
@CBSSportsNBA
Lakers’ LeBron James moves up to second on NBA’s all-time scoring list
cbssports.com/nba/news/laker…9:46 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
LeBron passes Karl Malone and now trails only Kareem on the all-time scoring list espn.com/nba/story/_/id…9:45 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with his best Crime Tape Beal impression – 9:39 PM
Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
This is the Wizards’ shot chart by zone with 4:21 remaining in third quarter, courtesy of NBA-dot-com. The Wizards 7 for 17 on midrange shots — and that’s a LOT of midrange shots. pic.twitter.com/uqc9jnIaqG9:39 PM

Steve Luhm
@sluhm
Karl Malone’s reign as the No. 2 scorer in NBA history ended tonight after 21 years and three months. LeBron James passed him in a game at Washington. Malone took over second place, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, on Dec. 5, 2000. – 9:36 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers
@KamBrothers
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but Austin Reaves is only 36,686 points away from passing LeBron James for #2 on the all-time scoring list. AK – 9:35 PM
Marla Ridenour
@MRidenourABJ
Lakers’ LeBron James passes Karl Malone for second place on NBA all-time scoring list usatoday.com/story/sports/n… via @USATODAYj – 9:34 PM
Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Watch LeBron James pass Karl Malone for second NBA all-time scoring list nba.nbcsports.com/2022/03/19/wat…9:32 PM
Micah Adams
@MicahAdams13
LeBron just passed Mailman.
Eventually, he’ll pass Kareem.
Will his final tally be yet another unbreakable record?
Here are our picks for LeBron’s five most unbreakable records… so far.
✍️ @TheCarlanGay
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/le…9:23 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Washington cooking? Russ is 6 for 7 from the field tonight … – 9:23 PM
Rod Boone
@rodboone
Final: #Hornets 129, Mavs 108
That’s 4 straight wins
Miles Bridges 23 pts, 8 rebs, 3 ast
PJ Washington 21 pts, 3 rebs
Terry Rozier 18 pts, 6 rebs, 6 ast
LaMelo 17 pts, 7 ast, 4 rebs
Luka 37 pts
Up next: vs. New Orleans on Monday – 9:22 PM
Michael Lee
@MrMichaelLee
It’s crazy to look at the top 10 all-time NBA scorers & see seven of them got buckets for the Lakers at some point in his career. A Laker has been in the No. 1 spot since Wilt donned purple & gold in 1968. When LeBron hunts down Kareem, that streak might last another 50+ years. – 9:18 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
The Washington crowd gives LeBron a standing ovation. pic.twitter.com/g4VP4QovYu9:17 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
LeBron is now the second all-time leading scorer on this basket, passing Karl Malone pic.twitter.com/pwh4pZa5br9:15 PM

Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Views in The District 📸 – 9:13 PM
Synergy Sports Tech
@SynergySST
In his 19th #NBA season, LeBron James is shooting 50% in one-on-one situations and ranks second in the league in transition scoring. – 9:11 PM
Melissa Rohlin
@melissarohlin
LeBron James has passed Karl Malone for No. 2 on the all-time scoring list. – 9:09 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Still fighting.
Avdija: 12 PTS, 2-4 3P, 3 AST
KCP: 9 PTS, 2-2 3P, 6 REB
Kispert: 8 PTS, 3-6 FG, 3 AST
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne9:09 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Exciting half.
@LeBron James: 23 pts, 7 reb
@Malik Monk: 11 pts
@Russell Westbrook: 10 pts, 6 reb, 6 ast pic.twitter.com/XgLb5CZyI49:08 PM

Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
LeBron James has 23 points and Russell Westbrook has 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists as Lakers open 67-58 lead over Wizards at the half. – 9:08 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
#DCAboveAll 58
#Lakeshow 67
Halftime.
Avdija 12 James 23
KCP 9 Westbrook 10-6-6 – 9:08 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
LeBron poured in 23 points in the first half after playing 45 minutes last night in Toronto. Quite the performance. Another half to be played, but so far this is the second impressive game in a row by a Lakers team that hasn’t won consecutive games since early January. – 9:07 PM
Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
Halftime: Lakers 67, Wizards 58
Avdija: 12 pts., 2 rebs., 3 assts.
LeBron: 23 pts., 7 rebs., 4 assts. and moves into second place on career points list
Westbrook: 10 pts., 6 rebs., 6 assts. – 9:07 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
LeBron James means greatness. 2nd scorer of all-time in the NBA.
All hail the king! #lakeshow #LeBronJames sdna.gr/mpasket/946040…9:07 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
HALFTIME: Lakers 67, Wizards 58.
The Lakers got a little tight on offense when LeBron was a point away from passing Karl Malone, but they’re still ahead of one of the most porous defenses in the league. LeBron has 23 points, four other Lakers have at least 7. – 9:07 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
LAL take a 67-58 lead into halftime, with the headline of course going to @LeBron James, now the 2nd leading scorer ever.
He leads LAL with 23 points on 10 of 16 from the field. – 9:07 PM
Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
Halftime: Lakers 67, Wizards 58
Deni Avdija has 12p
LeBron James has 23, Malik Monk has 11. Russell Westbrook has 10-6-6 – 9:06 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
The Lakers lead the Wizards 67-58 at halftime. LeBron has 23 points, while Deni Avdija leads the Wizards with 12. – 9:06 PM
Allen Sliwa
@AllenSliwa
Lakers lead at the half, 67-58… – 9:06 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Now that LeBron has passed Karl Malone, let’s talk about how he has 23 points in the half – 9:03 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers
@KamBrothers
It’s gotta be surreal for Stanley Johnson to go from out of the league last December to the guy who assisted LeBron James to reach #2 on the all-time scoring list. AK – 9:02 PM
Tommy Beer
@TommyBeer
Don’t take Lebron granted – 9:02 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
The answer to a trivia question someday: Who assisted LeBron James on the basket that moved him to No. 2 on the all-time scoring list? The answer is Stanley Johnson. – 9:00 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
LeBron James moves to number 2 on the NBA all-time regular season scoring list. pic.twitter.com/4XJNlHBcfu9:00 PM

Mike Bresnahan
@Mike_Bresnahan
History in Washington today: LeBron James passes Karl Malone for second on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
He did it on a layup down the right side with 5:20 left in the second quarter. He now has 36,930 points.
(Footnote: Stanley Johnson with the assist.) – 9:00 PM
The Ringer
@ringernba
The history-making bucket from LeBron James. 👑
(📼 @NBAonTNT)
pic.twitter.com/08POYQB0oX9:00 PM

Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Lebron James moves up to 2nd in scoring all-time in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/5PZyYIIELv8:59 PM

Mark Medina
@MarkG_Medina
LeBron James with yet another milestone. LeBron just eclipsed Karl Malone for No. 2 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. LeBron earlier on why he believes he’s not given enough credit for his scoring https://t.co/uOnpKuA6rd pic.twitter.com/lhFfbAzBgx8:59 PM

Matt Williams
@StatsWilliams
LeBron James Career Ranks
Points (2nd)
Assists (7th)
Rebounds (39th)
Those ranks combine to 48, the lowest combined ranks in points, rebounds and assists in NBA history.
He passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is at 49 (1st in points, 3rd in rebounds and 45th in assists). – 8:58 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Washington fans recognized LeBron during the timeout, and after a long pause, he waved back. KCP was there to dap him up. pic.twitter.com/pTYHzPRaVz8:58 PM

Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
Standing ovation for LeBron James as he passes Malone for second place on the NBA scoring list. KCP gives him a little hug at center court. 36,930 – 8:56 PM
Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
LeBron James scored on layup to become second all time scorer in NBA history with 36,930 point so far. – 8:56 PM
Bob Garcia
@bgarciaivsports
LeBron is now second all time in scoring. Wow. – 8:56 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
LeBron James is now the No. 2 scorer in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/Gu0V2a8uRa8:56 PM

JD Shaw
@JShawNBA
Lakers superstar LeBron James has passed Jazz legend Karl Malone for second on the NBA’s all-time leading scoring list. – 8:56 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
LeBron James has passed Karl Malone for the 2nd-most points in NBA history. Standing ovation at Capital One Arena. – 8:56 PM
Chris Haynes
@ChrisBHaynes
LeBron James has surpassed Karl Malone for No. 2 on the all-time scoring list. – 8:56 PM
Marc J. Spears
@MarcJSpears
With his ninth field goal of the night, LeBron James passed Karl Malone for second place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. pic.twitter.com/X6Mwm4Hogf8:56 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
LeBron James has overtaken Karl Malone for 2nd on the all-time scoring list.
Unlike the Mailman, the King delivers every day of the week. pic.twitter.com/FBLNuFMxkt8:56 PM

Allen Sliwa
@AllenSliwa
Lebron does it in the 1st half, he passes Karl Malone for 2nd All Time on the scoring list…
He’s up to 21pts (9 of 14 from the field)…
LBJ!!!!! – 8:55 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
* @LeBron James has surpassed Karl Malone for 2nd on the all-time @NBA scoring list, with a driving layup.
Only @Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remains.
Kareem: 38,387
LeBron: 36,930 (at the 5:20 mark of the 2nd Q vs. Washington)
Malone: 36,928
Kobe: 33,643 – 8:55 PM
Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
LeBron James now is in sole possession of second place in NBA history in career regular-season points (36,930), breaking his tie with Karl Malone. – 8:55 PM
Shams Charania
@ShamsCharania
LeBron James now second on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, surpassing Karl Malone and trailing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for No. 1. – 8:55 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
LeBron James: No. 2. – 8:55 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers
@KamBrothers
Stu Lantz is so good at conveying disappointment when he believes a Lakers lead has unnecessarily slipped away. Even as a viewer, you feel like a kid who let down their parents. AK – 8:54 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
After starting the game 8 for 12, LeBron with a big, big heat check from deep that he doesn’t make. Feels like he knows where he’s at. – 8:49 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
LeBron James ties Karl Malone for 2nd all-time regular-season scorer at 36,928 pic.twitter.com/PsOOBzAZlM8:49 PM

Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
LeBron James drills three to tie Karl Malone for second most points in NBA history all time scores with 36,928 points – 8:49 PM
Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
With that three, LeBron James has tied Karl Malone for No. 2 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
James has 19 with 7:40 left in the second – 8:49 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
LeBron’s putting on a show, much to the pleasure of what seems like a partisan Lakers building in D.C., with his 3rd straight 3, as he ties Karl Malone for 2nd all-time. – 8:48 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
LeBron is now even with Karl Malone with 36,928 career points. Another tough three against a contest. He’s in quite a rhythm tonight. – 8:48 PM
Allen Sliwa
@AllenSliwa
Lebron up to 19pts, has tied Karl Malone at 36,928pts… – 8:48 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
LeBron James has tied Karl Malone for the 2nd most points in NBA history. He’s got all 13 of the Lakers’ points in the 2nd quarter so far. – 8:48 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
LeBron has tied Karl Malone for second all-time on the scoring list. – 8:48 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
36,928 for Karl Malone. 36,928 for LeBron. – 8:47 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Ish doing what Ish does: Finding the bigs for easy buckets.
#DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/DT27BncZmA8:46 PM

Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
With 16 points already in the first half, LeBron James needs only three more points to tie Karl Malone for second place on the career regular-season points list at 36,928. – 8:45 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
More fast break points for the King. pic.twitter.com/xtdKfpZp658:45 PM

Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
LeBron James is now only 3 pts away from tying Karl Malone for 2nd on the all-time list. He’s got 10 pts already in just 3:34 in the 2nd quarter, 16 total. The last bucket was a stepback 3 and he started running back before it went in. Sheesh. – 8:45 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
LeBron James has 16 points in 11 minutes and already did the going crazy finger twirls – 8:44 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
LeBron hits his second three and is up to 16 points, now just three behind Malone. He may do it tonight … before halftime. – 8:44 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
LeBron has 10 quick points early in the 2nd Q, with a pair of 2’s, then a pair of 3’s, to reach 16, just 4 shy of Malone. – 8:43 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
LeBron is up to 16 points tonight after a three. The crowd is very much behind him and the Lakers. Needs 3 to tie Malone, 4 to pass. – 8:43 PM
Allen Sliwa
@AllenSliwa
Lebron already with 16pts (7 of 11), 4 away from passing Malone… – 8:43 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Lebron is 10 points away from the record. – 8:42 PM
Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
Deni Avdija’s aggressiveness on the offensive end has been one of Washington’s few positives so far tonight. He just drove past LeBron James and scored on a right-handed layup. Avdija has 10 points and two assists with 9:59 remaining in the second quarter. – 8:40 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Down a few.
Avdija: 8 PTS, 2-3 3P
Kispert: 5 PTS, 2-3 FG
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne8:39 PM
Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Malik Monk each have six points to help Lakers open 36-26 lead over Wizards after first. – 8:37 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Lots of Lakers contributing. pic.twitter.com/19mdFW9kCt8:36 PM

Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
After one, the Lakers lead the Wizards 36-26.
Avdija has 8p
Lakers are shooting 65.2% fg – 8:36 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
It’s 36-26 Lakers after one. Deni Avdija leads all scorers with 8 pts, but the Lakers are shooting 65.2% FG. – 8:35 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Run the floor and get a reward 💨
(📺: @SpectrumSN) pic.twitter.com/cCtAYWE0pY8:33 PM

Mike Prada
@MikePradaNBA
Watching Wizards games while checking lottery standings pic.twitter.com/oc5zPmkCUn8:29 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
The energy in here is dominated by the lakers faithful and they are using it to fuel them. Lakers up early 27-16.
#DCAboveAll | #Lakeshow8:26 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
LAL are on a 12-4 run to open a 23-13 lead at the 5:30 mark of the 1st Q. All 5 starters have at least 4 points. – 8:26 PM
Chris Miller
@cmillsnbcs
18 of Lakers first 20 points came in the paint. #WizLakers8:25 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Facing the Wizards defense does an offense good. Lakers lead 27-16 in the first quarter. Bunch of Lakers on the board, but LeBron James has six points, putting him just 13 behind Karl Malone, the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer. – 8:25 PM
Allen Sliwa
@AllenSliwa
Lakers off to a good start, up 27-16… – 8:25 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
22 of the Lakers’ first 27 points tonight have come in the paint. – 8:25 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Melo checks in and gets some love from the Baltimore crowd for sure. – 8:25 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
A pretty inspired start for the Lakers here… They’ve made 10 of their first 14 shots. – 8:23 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Russ got a video tribute in Washington. – 8:22 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
Wizards welcomed Russell Westbrook back with a video. He looked up and waved after the video. pic.twitter.com/ozDDqEoGCd8:21 PM

Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
The Wizards play a tribute video for Russell Westbrook, especially highlighting when he broke Oscar Robertson’s triple-double record. Westbrook gives a stateman’s wave to the crowd. – 8:21 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Russ cut, LeBron vision.
(📺: @SpectrumSN) pic.twitter.com/tczz3KW6lv8:21 PM

Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
Very warm reception for Russell Westbrook when the Wizards air a tribute video midway through the first. – 8:21 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
Russell Westbrook gets a tribute video from the Wizards and a big applause in his return to D.C. – 8:21 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
The Washington Wizards are playing a tribute video for Russell Westbrook. – 8:20 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
We’re getting a Russell Westbrook tribute video here in the first quarter. – 8:20 PM
Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards are airing a tribute video for Russell Westbrook now, the first timeout of the first quarter. – 8:20 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Rui gets the start and starts the scoring for us!
#DCAboveAll | @DraftKings Daily Fantasy pic.twitter.com/pKbMGhLLEv8:18 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
PPG leader by quarter this season
1Q: Luka (9.5)
2Q: LeBron (7.6)
3Q: Morant (9.3)
4Q: Giannis (8.3) pic.twitter.com/0S0KdOffdU8:18 PM

Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
It did not count, but LeBron James casually throwing down a left hand reverse dunk after the whistle is just wow – 8:17 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
The lakers are getting everything in the paint. – 8:17 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
Good start for LAL, for a 2nd straight night, as they take an 8-3 lead behind 4 of 6 FG’s as things get going in Washington. – 8:14 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Bradley Beal with a handshake and hug with Russell Westbrook before tipoff – 8:10 PM
Michael Lee
@MrMichaelLee
The early part of LeBron’s career featured some intense games with the Wizards. Tapped Gilbert on the chest at the FT line. Got Soulja Boy & Jay Z involved in a beef with DeShawn. The crab dribble. It’s kind of fitting that he’ll look to pass Karl Malone on the scoring list in DC – 8:06 PM
Scott Agness
@ScottAgness
Several Pacers players — Tyrese Haliburton, Oshae Brissett and Duane Washington Jr. — were in attendance to see Michigan upset Tennessee.
#MarchMadness8:05 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
Russell Westbrook leading off the final Lakers layup line before tipoff, he receives the lob going for the reverse alley-oop, but comes up short and it ends up being a wedgie 😂 – 7:57 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
LeBron James WILL play tonight against the Wizards after being a gametime decision. – 7:40 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Anthony Davis is out on the court warming up. He won’t play, but it’s a good sign for Lakers fans. #LakeShow7:40 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
About that time ⏰
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/75G8POFvuk7:38 PM

Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Lebron James is in tonight and could become the NBA’s 2nd leading scorer of all time. – 7:35 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Saturday Night Starters
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/1Ypj97vcOI7:35 PM

Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Anthony Davis working on some light handles with Mike Penberthy. pic.twitter.com/Vyk1Dh8dXp7:35 PM

Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Rui Hachimura will start in place of Kyle Kuzma tonight. #DCAboveAll7:34 PM
Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
Kyle Kuzma will miss tonight’s game with right knee tendinitis, the Wizards announce. – 7:33 PM
Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
LeBron James IS playing tonight: pic.twitter.com/UIG6ilducg7:32 PM

Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
LeBron James is starting tonight for Lakers at Washington. – 7:32 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
And Kyle Kuzma is out with right knee tendinitis. – 7:31 PM
Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
Kyle Kuzma is out tonight vs. the Lakers with right knee tendonitis. Rui Hachimura will start in his place. – 7:31 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
Lakers say LeBron James is starting tonight in DC. Malone watch is on. – 7:31 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
LeBron is IN tonight in Washington. pic.twitter.com/3VoQawOyRe7:31 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
LeBron James is in the starting lineup tonight. – 7:31 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
LeBron James (knee soreness) will start tonight in Washington, alongside Westbrook, Monk, Reaves and Johnson. – 7:31 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Kyle Kuzma (right knee tendinitis) is out tonight vs. Los Angeles. – 7:29 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
Anthony Davis getting shots up pregame in DC. He is still ramping up. pic.twitter.com/vL2H0zgGck7:29 PM

Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Shots 🆙
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/iShDfYiLZl7:29 PM

Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
Anthony Davis doing some spot shooting here in Washington pregame. pic.twitter.com/U5hekmqOFT7:27 PM

Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
It’s Wizards-Lakers tonight at Capital One. Russell Westbrook is back in D.C. for the first time since the trade.
Here are my 3 keys plus video of warmups, including a nice dunk by Daniel Gafford. (8 pm @NBCSWashington) pic.twitter.com/Jqp18QhGZ87:09 PM

Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Saturday night hoops start in 6️⃣0️⃣ minutes!
📍 @CapitalOneArena
🎙 @Team980
📺 @NBCSWashington
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne7:00 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Saturday night vibes 👌
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/q6r7OJZc4d6:56 PM

Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Live from the nation’s capital. pic.twitter.com/UkRRWSvC1M6:46 PM

Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel hilariously says he told Russell Westbrook if he taught Kevin Durant that move to pull back his foot behind the 3-point line that it would’ve changed the course of NBA history with the Nets beating the eventual champion Bucks last year in the playoffs. – 6:40 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Frank Vogel says he told Russell Westbrook he was happy for him this morning and also joked and said if he taught KD that footwork on the three he could’ve changed history, and Brooklyn wins that series. – 6:40 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
Frank Vogel says he told Russell Westbrook that he was really happy for him with his steal and shot in Toronto. Vogel called it one of the best Laker moments of the season. – 6:39 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
Frank Vogel says outside perception is not the same as inside. He believes the Los Angeles Lakers can win in a play in and get to a 7 game series. – 6:36 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
Carmelo Anthony, THT are available to play tonight. – 6:35 PM
Chuck Cooperstein
@coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Kleber, Powell, Brunson, Doncic
CHA starters: Bridges, Washington, Plumlee, Rozier, Ball
6:10 tip @theeagledallas. This Mavs lineup has not started since 2/2 vs OKC. – 6:34 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
LeBron James will be a game-time decision tonight in Washington, Vogel says. He is 19 points behind Karl Malone for second on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Have to wonder whether the opportunity to pass Malone in Cleveland on Tuesday factors into his availability tonight. – 6:32 PM
Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
KCP (ankle) is a game-time decision, Unseld said. He was able to go through his pregame routine.
LeBron James also a game-time decision tonight, Frank Vogel says. – 6:32 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers
@KamBrothers
Per Frank Vogel, LeBron is a game time decision vs. the Wizards, Wayne Ellington remains out (non-COVID illness), and Melo and THT are both available. AK – 6:32 PM
Mike Trudell
@LakersReporter
LeBron James is a game time decision.
Wenyen Gabriel, THT and Melo are all available. – 6:31 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
LeBron James is a game time decision tonight in Washington. Gabriel, Horton-Tucker and Melo are in. Wayne Ellington remains out with non-COVID illness. – 6:31 PM
Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
LeBron James a game time decision, per Frank Vogel. Will test on floor. – 6:31 PM
Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says Wayne Ellington is still out with a non-COVID illness. – 6:31 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
LeBron James is a game-time decision. Will test his knee pregame. Wayne Ellington remains out with non-COVID illness. – 6:31 PM
Ryan Ward
@RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says LeBron James is a game-time decision tonight. – 6:31 PM
Mark Followill
@MFollowill
Spencer Dinwiddie (R knee injury recovery) is out for the Mavs tonight in Charlotte. Dinwiddie missed most of last season due to a right ACL tear and this year in Washington he sat on the 2nd game of a back to back in 5 of their 7 B2Bs. Mavs vs Hornets starts at 6p on BSSW – 6:27 PM
Bill Oram
@billoram
Had the unique privilege of watching Anthony Davis experience this photo in the bowels of the DC arena for this first time. He was amused. pic.twitter.com/4aGg73Nx5j6:25 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
Wes Unseld Jr. said he had a conversation with Russell Westbrook before he even got the Wizards job and has tons of respect for Westbrook. Says Russ is a “once in a generation-type talent” and calls job of coaching against him “daunting.” – 6:24 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk
@NotoriousOHM
KCP warmed up and looked good but his status is still to be determined to play against Lakers, per Wes Unseld Jr. – 6:21 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
A Saturday showdown.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/g6lDpSwnKM5:55 PM

Josh Robbins
@JoshuaBRobbins
Wizards wing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who is listed as questionable to play in tonight’s Lakers-Wizards game due to a sprained left ankle, was able to complete his usual pregame shooting routine a short while ago. – 5:51 PM
Wayne Cole
@waynec0le
I’m trying to figure out if I’m in DC or LA; it’s Lebron James and Lakers jerseys everywhere. #LakeShow5:39 PM
Kevin Pelton
@kpelton
With LeBron James on the verge of passing Karl Malone for second in NBA career scoring, I wrote about when we might reasonably expect him to catch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for first and which current players could eventually challenge them: es.pn/3qj3l0f (ESPN+) – 5:37 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Want to win prizes, including a Carmelo Anthony signed photo? Play Now! – 5:00 PM
Sam Amick
@sam_amick
ICYMI, Reggie Jackson opens up about the Clippers’ season of non-superstar survival. With no Kawhi, and no PG, he has been their MVP. We chat Lakers and his Russell Westbrook relationship too, at @TheAthletic
($1/month promo right now)
theathletic.com/3193849/2022/0…4:38 PM
CBS NBA
@CBSSportsNBA
Lakers want to re-sign Malik Monk, and he’s hoping to stay put: ‘We’re very loyal people,’ brother says
cbssports.com/nba/news/laker…4:25 PM
Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Going back-to-back.
⏰: 5:00 p.m. PT
📺: @SpectrumSN
📻: ESPN LA 710 & 1330 KWKW
#LakeShow x @SociosUSA
nba.com/lakers/news/th…4:00 PM
Jonathan Feigen
@Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets guard Eric Gordon remains questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday with an illness. The game is part of a back-to-back so he likely would not have played both games, anyway. Seems more likely he returns on Monday vs. Wizards. – 3:48 PM
CBS NBA
@CBSSportsNBA
NBA playoff picture, matchups, projections, tiebreakers: Lakers projected for No. 10 seed; Celtics on the rise
cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-p…3:38 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
🔥🔥🔥
Over the last five games, Corey Kispert’s 74.4% effective field goal percentage leads the team.
#DCAboveAll | @DXCTechnology pic.twitter.com/Ea2E8Hqby83:37 PM

Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Down 3 with 10.3 seconds left and Toronto inbounding the ball, Russ went Above and Beyond to send the game to OT.
#LakeShow x @BeyondMeat pic.twitter.com/23obvz6kKi3:30 PM

Los Angeles Lakers
@Lakers
Wenyen made the most of his first start as a Laker in Friday night’s overtime win against the Raptors. pic.twitter.com/nEgS4Q1t4j2:11 PM

Austin Krell
@NBAKrell
Big Kuzma vibes from Sochan, and not just because of the hair. – 2:02 PM
Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
You could see Kentavious Caldwell-Pope grimacing at the end of Wizards-Knicks last night but playing through the pain, he is questionable with a left ankle sprain tonight against the Lakers – 1:39 PM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left ankle sprain) is questionable for tonight’s game vs. the Lakers.
Vernon Carey Jr. (right calf strain) remains out. – 1:38 PM
Trae Young
@TheTraeYoung
Filling out your bracket can go a lot like @StateFarm rates… surprisingly great! #ad pic.twitter.com/Kg5gdLB5GH1:32 PM

Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
Lakers status update for Wizards game: Wayne Ellington (non-COVID related illness), Wenyen Gabriel (left ankle sprain) and LeBron James (left knee sorenesss/effusion) are questionable. Talen Horton-Tucker (left ankle sprain) is probable. – 1:23 PM
Jovan Buha
@jovanbuha
“Got to get some breaks along the way.”
The Lakers and Russell Westbrook haven’t had much fortune during their respective star-crossed seasons.
Westbrook’s steal and game-tying shot felt like a rare time the Basketball Gods rewarded them: theathletic.com/3195729/2022/0…1:12 PM
New York Knicks
@nyknicks
“It’s bigger than basketball when it comes to KP.”
@Julius Randle on his special connection with @coachkennypayne. pic.twitter.com/ReTZ6QrisV1:01 PM

Neil Dalal
@NeilDalal96
LeBron James (left knee soreness/effusion) is questionable against the Wizards on the second night of a back-to-back for the Lakers – 12:52 PM
Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
The @latimessports has more #lakers coverage with: LeBron James and big finish vs. Raptors help Lakers snap 11-game road skid latimes.com/sports/lakers/…12:41 PM
Brad Turner
@BA_Turner
My dude @Dan Woike has this in @latimessports on: After another amazing night, LeBron James is poised to reach No. 2 on NBA scoring list latimes.com/sports/lakers/…12:40 PM
Kyle Goon
@kylegoon
The outlook so far for the Lakers tonight in Washington. Good sign that Melo is off the injury report: pic.twitter.com/unrynUyt9C12:37 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers
@KamBrothers
Special @LockedOnLakers podcast for a Saturday. HUGE shorthanded win over the Raptors, with especially big nights from LeBron, Russ and Wenyen Gabriel(!). What does this mean for the Lakers moving forward? @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnNetwork
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/leb…12:19 PM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
24 years ago, my first real job was covering the Buffalo Bills. Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Bruce Smith. Doug Flutie/Rob Johnson controversy. I even got into it with Ted Washington that year.
Crazy to think how fortunate I’ve been to never truly have to work a day in my life. pic.twitter.com/f8Oaam62H212:11 PM

Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2010, the @Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 15,000 career points (age in years-days):
✅ James (25-079)
✅ Kevin Durant (26-078)
✅ Kobe Bryant (27-136)
✅ Wilt Chamberlain (27-156)
✅ Carmelo Anthony (27-234) pic.twitter.com/7ebEdeeY0x12:01 PM

Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
📝 GAME PREVIEW
Back at it tonight in D.C. 👇
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOneArena12:00 PM
Howard Beck
@HowardBeck
New Crossover pod! My old pal @jadande joins me to discuss the Lakers disaster, Popovich’s legacy, Coach of the Year race and more.
Listen/subscribe: https://t.co/lhCvpA2us5 pic.twitter.com/TRBLMFIZAz11:12 AM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Most go-ahead or game-tying shots in the final 60 seconds since Russ entered the league:
53 — Russell Westbrook
52 — Damian Lillard
51 — Kevin Durant
51 — LeBron James pic.twitter.com/7zqGthBgXo11:08 AM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Only a few days remain…
Enter below for your chance to win a City Edition jersey, luxury
@TISSOT watch, and lower sideline tickets to the Pelicans vs. Lakers game on 3/27!
https://t.co/n4dXPj5bqD pic.twitter.com/BHwDjFBT2J11:00 AM

Marc Berman
@NYPost_Berman
#Knicks escape with win over #Wizards to leapfrog them in Eastern standings #NBA nypost.com/2022/03/18/kni…10:54 AM
Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
Russell Westbrook (22p/10r/10a) recorded his 10th triple-double of the season last night.
It’s the seventh time he’s reached that mark, the second-most such seasons in NBA history (Magic Johnson, 9).
The only other @Los Angeles Lakers to reach that mark are Johnson and LeBron James (1x). pic.twitter.com/sHj8FGss2Z10:51 AM

Chase Hughes
@ChaseHughesNBCS
The Knicks shot just 34.4% in their win over the Wizards last night, the lowest % for any team in a victory this NBA season. – 10:44 AM
StatMuse
@statmuse
The Suns are 44-0 when leading after 3 quarters this season.
Only one team in NBA history has finished a season with a perfect record: The Lakers 57-0 in 2020, when they won the championship.
(Submitted by @igarciasays) pic.twitter.com/EE7JcdRH3210:37 AM

Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
LeBron James last night:
✅ 36 PTS
✅ 9 REB
✅ 7 AST
It’s the 14th time James has recorded at least 35p/5r/5a in a game since turning 35 years old.
No other player in NBA history has recorded more than five such games after their 35th birthday. pic.twitter.com/y37LfRE5T410:11 AM

Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
More weekend hoops on the way!
📍 @CapitalOneArena
🎙 @Team980
📺 @NBCSWashington
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne10:00 AM
Kyle Ratke
@Kyle_Ratke
WEEKEND POD BABY!
Talking Wolves, standings, what’s next, and the stupid Russell Westbrook thing.
Presented by @DraftKings and @Three_Stars
#TBPN: open.spotify.com/episode/55qVhq…9:54 AM
Ava Wallace
@avarwallace
A… warm… welcome back for Porzingis, a new goal from Kuzma and more from the Wizards loss in New York last night: wapo.st/3qhY7ls9:28 AM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Sunday notes on a Saturday: Heat’s Bam Adebayo gets defensive when it comes to award (and also is serving as his own campaign manager). sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Plus: Dragic, Allen, Achiuwa, Iguodala, LeBron, more. – 9:02 AM
Steve Popper
@StevePopper
Knicks hold on to beat Wizards, Porzingis newsday.com/sports/basketb…8:25 AM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Scottie Barnes shined again for the Raptors. Despite the loss against the Lakers he showed he has the ability to lead his team being the next Raptors big thing.
“My mentality is always the same. I m trying to win and play hard”, Barnes said
#WeTheNorth sdna.gr/mpasket/945747…7:59 AM
Washington Wizards
@WashWizards
🎤 KP and Kuz on last night’s game in NY: – 7:48 AM
Emiliano Carchia
@Sportando
Russell Westbrook at No.1 in NBA Top 10 plays of the night sportando.basketball/en/russell-wes…5:15 AM

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