On March 12, the NBA regular season played another game. The Los Angeles Lakers played against the Washington Wizards at home. The Lakers made efforts to complete the lead in the second half, and finally won the Wizards 122-109 to avoid a three-game losing streak.
In this campaign, James 50 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, Westbrook 5 points and 9 assists, surpassed Andre Miller in career total assists to 11th in history, Monk 21 points, Tucker 15 points and 5 rebounds.
For the Wizards, Kuzma scored 23 points and 7 rebounds, Kispert scored 21 points, Porzingis scored 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Rei Hachimura scored 15 points and 6 rebounds.
In the first quarter, Kispert scored the first goal with an empty basket, James also made a three-pointer, Westbrook made one of two free throws, and Porzingis made two free throws. Monk made a breakthrough, James assisted Reeves to score, and then he scored a layup. Porzingis and Kispert scored 5 points in a row, and the Wizards overtook the score. Monk also scored consecutive points on the outside and breakthroughs, Kuzma scored a basket, and Kuzma and James dunked in a row. Gafford turned and dunked, Ismail scored a jumper, Anthony and James scored 7 points in a row, and the Lakers led by 9 points. Ismail made one of two free throws, and Hachimura made three consecutive three-pointers, and the two sides tied at 26 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, James hit a three-pointer, Satoransky scored a dunk, and Tucker made a great steal and dunk. Kispert made a drifting three-pointer, Westbrook and Porzingis scored against each other, James made another three-pointer, Porzingis scored a jumper, and Rui Hachimura scored a layup. Kispert hit a three-pointer and the Wizards took the lead again. Reeves advanced, Satoransky made two free throws. Monk made a breakthrough, Neto hit a jumper, and Johnson made a three-pointer. Hachimura made one of two free throws, and Reeves and Gaford scored against each other. Monk hit the outside line again, Pope returned with a jumper, Hachimura made a tip-up, Pope made two free throws, and the Wizards made a 12-3 wave. James made a layup to stop the bleeding, Kuzma made a breakthrough, and at the end of the first half, the Wizards 59-52 Lakers.
In the third quarter, Porzingis scored a tip-up, Kuzma made one of two free throws, Westbrook made a breakthrough, James hit a three-pointer, and Kuzma responded. Reeves hit a jumper, Neto and Reeves made an empty cut one after another, and James turned over and scored a jumper. Kuz immediately scored a basket, James scored 12 points in a row from outside shots, and the Lakers directly overtook the score. Kispert made a tip-up, Johnson made a throw, James made two free throws, and Kuzma hit a three-pointer. Ismail got a technical foul and James made a penalty. Tucker and Gaford scored consecutive free throws, Tucker made a layup, and Ismail made a successful breakthrough. Tucker and Gabriel scored 7 points in a row, after three quarters, the Wizards 82-89 Lakers.
In the fourth quarter, Kispert hit a three-pointer, Anthony made two free throws, and Satoransky scored 5 points in a row to stop the Lakers. James made a jumper to stop the bleeding, Monk hit a three-pointer, and Ismail made a breakthrough. Monk made another three-pointer, James scored with a high arc, and then he broke through and scored, and the Lakers increased their advantage to 10 points. Kispert scored, Tucker dunked, Kuzma made a throw, and Monk assisted Tucker to score. Kuzma made one of two free throws, and James assisted Reeves to score. James hit a jumper again, and then he scored 2+1. James hit a three-pointer and scored his 50th point in the game. After that, the Lakers maintained the lead and successfully won the victory.