Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell wasn't so high on his Tuesday performance against the Washington Wizards. The 21-year-old led the way for his team with 28 points scored on 10-of-21 shooting from the field in 40 minutes of action given by Lakers coach Luke Walton. The guard was close to achieving a triple-double as he dished out nine assists and grabbed six rebounds as well. However, Russell's performance wasn't enough to see his team make it past Washington, as the Wizards defeated the L.A. team 119-108.

Jordan Clarkson, who started alongside Russell in the team's backcourt, had a good outing as well.

The guard posted 22 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists on the night. The starting backcourt duo of L.A. scored 50 points combined against Washington. It was a good night for the pair, but Russell had none of it after the match.

''No. We lost. Honestly, it doesn't really matter."

'Give credit where credit is due'

John Wall, the starting point guard of the Washington Wizards, was a big reason why the Los Angeles Lakers were defeated on Tuesday. The 26-year-old had a great night, collecting 34 points on 14-of-25 shooting from the field, which was enough for him to be the leading scorer of his team against L.A. He also contributed to his team with 14 assists and four steals in 37 minutes spent on the floor.

On the season, Wall is averaging a double-double -- 23.2 points and 10.8 assists per game. He has led his team to a 46-28 record and third place in the Eastern Conference. ''He (Wall) is one of the best in the league for a reason,'' D'Angelo Russell said of the Washington guard.

''I don't like to give credit -- but he's really good.''

Russell won't have a chance to meet Wall again this season

The Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards have concluded their season series. The two sides met twice this season -- back in February in D.C., and on Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Going up against star John Wall was certainly a good and valuable experience for second-year guard D'Angelo Russell.

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