The starting lineups for the Los Angeles Lakers vs the Washington Wizards in tonight’s NBA clash at crypto.com Arena on Sunday night, December 18. LeBron James does start for the Lakers, who are without forward Anthony Davis, who is injured.
The Los Angeles Lakers (12-16) and the Washington Wizards (11-19) are both struggling at the wrong end of the NBA standings this season and they head into this game hoping to find some kind of consistency as they push for a playoff spot continues to be the main priority.
Anthony Davis is out for the Lakers for tonight’s game and is expected to miss several games with a foot injury he sustained in the 126-108 win versus the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. James, Lonnie Walker and Austin Reaves are among the starters tonight for the Lakers.
For the Wizards, they are on a nine-game losing streak, and Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis, and Kyle Kuzma are seeking to snap this very unwanted run that has them sitting 12th in the Western Conference and currently outside the playoffs.
Porzingis enters this game averaging 22.4 points, and 8.8 rebounds per game for Washington. James is averaging 26.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game for Los Angeles.
Here is an overview of their current starting lineups:
Los Angeles Lakers:
- Point Guard: Dennis Schröder
- Shooting Guard: Austin Reaves
- Small Forward: Lonnie Walker
- Power Forward: LeBron James
- Center: Thomas Bryant
- Point Guard: Monte Morris
- Shooting Guard: Bradley Beal
- Small Forward: Deni Avdija
- Power Forward: Kyle Kuzma
- Center: Kristaps Porzingis