How to Watch Washington Wizards Vs. Los Angeles Lakers

How to watch Wizards vs. Lakers originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

On the back of what perhaps was Russell Westbrook's best performance in a Wizards uniform, Washington won its fourth straight game on Saturday night against the Trail Blazers, 118-111.

That's the team's longest winning streak in the past three seasons, and the postgame locker room showed how big a deal that really is. Westbrook notched a triple-double stat line of 27 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds while Bradley Beal's 37 points outdid Portland star Damian Lillard's 35 points.

The Lakers are a different story, however, even without star power forward Anthony Davis, who's out for four weeks with a calf strain. LeBron James and company will be looking to stop a two-game skid after losses to Miami and Brooklyn. 

Can the Wizards keep their streak alive? Here's how to watch. 


Who: Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

When: Monday, February 22, coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. ET 

TV Channel: Wizards vs. Lakers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Lakers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM


9:00 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

10:00 PM: NBA: Wizards vs. Trail Blazers (LIVE)

11:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)


Head coach Scott Brooks should get a good deal of credit for Washington turning things around as he's gone to a new starting lineup of Westbrook-Beal-Garrison Matthews-Rui Hachimura-Moritz Wagner. It's paid off with this four-game winning streak. Brooks might have unlocked the best lineup for his squad. Of course, everything depends on matchups. If that lineup doesn't pan out over the course of the game against the Lakers, then Brooks could consider going to these five other lineup options

Pay attention especially to who they decide to use to defend James. Westbrook has guarded Durant in the past despite their size difference and the Wizards have come out on top. Isaac Bonga is the team's best defender, but Brooks has always praised Hachimura's ability to guard 1-5 and he could be asked to pick up one of the best players of all time on Monday. 


Wizards: Russell Westbrook, G (19.3 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 9.7 apg): Westbrook played a vintage game against Portland, showing exactly why general manager Tommy Sheppard pulled the trigger on the trade in the offseason. A fully healthy Westbrook will look to carry this momentum against the Lakers. 

Lakers: LeBron James, F (25.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 7.9 apg): With possibly his best shot at winning the league's MVP after eight years being overlooked for other stars, James could have some extra motivation to show how dominant he can be against Washington without his partner in crime in Davis. 

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