Lakers Vs. Wizards: L.A. Drops Another Road Game

The Lakers are 6-14 on the road this season.

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Lakers Schedule 2012: Road Trip Ends In Minnesota, Then Showdown With Celtics

The Los Angeles Lakers have begun their three-game road trip with disastrous results so far, dropping games to the lowly Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards earlier in the week. The Lakers conclude their road trip Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, then return home Sunday to host the Boston Celtics in a nationally televised game on ABC. Here is the Lakers' weekend schedule:

Friday - Lakers at Minnesota (5 p.m., KCAL): The Lakers have beaten the Timberwolves 17 straight times, but are also just 6-14 on the road this season. The Lakers have scored 100 points just eight times this season in 39 games, but two of those games have been their two wins over Minnesota.

Sunday - Boston at Lakers (12:30 p.m., ABC): The Lakers host their longtime rivals, looking for a similar result to their 88-87 win in Boston on February 9.

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Lakers Vs. Wizards Final Score: Kobe Bryant Ice Cold, Second Half Collapse Dooms Lakers, 106-101

Away from home, the Los Angeles Lakers are a terrible basketball team. They blew an 18-point lead in the second half Wednesday night, falling 106-101 to the terrible Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak the Lakers had over Wizards (9-29). The loss dropped the Lakers' road record to 6-14 on the season.

The Lakers (23-16) led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter, and held an 83-70 lead late in the quarter. Washington used a 17-0 run into the fourth quarter to take the lead, and pretty much played from ahead for most of the final period.

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points to lead the Lakers, but shot just nine for 31 on the night. Kobe had made just 17 of 57 shots (29.8%) in the first two games of the Lakers' three-game road trip. Pau Gasol added 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Lakers, who shot 39.5% on the night.

Trevor Booker scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Wizards, and Jamal Crawford added 14 points. JaVale McGee had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Washington, who shot 46.7% from the field.

The Lakers conclude their brief three-game road trip Friday night in Minnesota.

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Lakers Vs. Wizards: Game Time, TV Info And More

The Los Angeles Lakers look to improve on their terrible road record Wednesday night as they battle the lowly Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. The Lakers couldn't beat a 12-win team in Detroit on Tuesday night, so they get to try to get a win against an eight-win Washington squad Wednesday night. Here are the relevant details.

Records: Lakers (23-15); Wizards (8-29)

Location: Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

Time: 4 p.m. PST

TV: KCAL, with Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz on the call.

Offensive Efficiency: Lakers, 103.6 points per 100 possessions (15th in NBA); Wizards, 99.2 (27th)

Defensive Efficiency: Lakers, 100.8 (10th); Wizards, 108.4 (27th)

Home vs. Road: The Lakers are a putrid 6-13 on the road this season, while Washington is 5-15 at home.

Going Streaking: The Lakers have beaten the Wizards in each of their last nine meetings, including their last five trips to Washington. In their last 10 games at the Verizon Center, the Lakers are 7-3.

For more news and information on Lakers basketball, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.

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