Abracadabra, LeBron made them disappear.
LeBron James finished with 23 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers vanquished the Washington Wizards, 124-106, for their second straight win on Tuesday night at Staples Center.
The Lakers had no issues on the offensive end of the floor, grabbing a five-point first quarter lead and never looking back as they went up by as many as 19 in the second half.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with a team-high 29 points. Four of the five Lakers starters finished in double-figures with Kyle Kuzma contributing 15 points. Mo Wagner had 11 off the bench.
JaVale McGee completed his third straight double double with 20 points and 15 rebounds. In his last three contests, McGee has 70 points, 49 rebounds, and 15 blocks.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with a game-high 32 points. Jabari Parker (18) and Bobby Portis (10) were the only other wizards to score in double figures.
Los Angeles shot 54 percent from the field, dished out 37 assists, and outrebounded the Wizards 52-to-39.
The Lakers recorded back-to-back victories for the first time since Jan. 17th.
Lance made em’ dance
Lance Stephenson sent the Lakers’ bench into a frenzy when he broke the ankles of veteran forward Jeff Green in the first quarter with a wicked crossover.
Notes and Next
Lonzo Ball (left ankle sprain), Josh Hart (right knee), and Brandon Ingram (shoulder) all missed the game due to injuries.
The Lakers will host travel to Utah on Wednesday for the second night of a back-to-back against the Jazz at 7:30PM PT.
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