The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday at Staples Center. The Wizards handed a 119-108 loss to the Lakers after outscoring them 37-13 in the fourth quarter. L.A. scored 15 straight baskets in the third quarter and had a 16-point lead, but couldn't hold on to end on the winning side. Washington now has two wins over the L.A. team this season, and the season series stands at 2-0 on Washington's side. The two teams won't be squaring off against each other anymore in this year's NBA campaign.

D'Angelo Russell puts up good performance

Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell led his team against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.

The 21-year-old had an all-around performance which almost resulted with him collecting a triple-double. He scored 28 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds in 40 minutes of action.

Other than Russell, two other Laker starters finished the game in double-digit scoring -- Jordan Clarkson with 22 points, and center Ivica Zubac with 10. David Nwaba had a good outing off the bench, posting eight points, eight rebounds and three steals. Tyler Ennis and Tarik Black contributed to their team with 11 and 10 points respectively after starting the game from the bench. The second overall pick of last year's NBA draft, Brandon Ingram, didn't play on Tuesday due to knee tendinitis.

L.A. remains the worst team of the Western Conference

The Los Angeles Lakers have fallen to a 21-53 record on the season after losing to the Washington Wizards. The team is on a two-game losing streak and remain in last the place in the Western Conference and Pacific Division. Only the Brooklyn Nets (16-58) have a more negative record than the L.A.

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The Lakers back on the floor on Thursday

Next up for the Los Angeles Lakers will be the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday at Staples Center. The two sides met twice this season -- the season-series is tied at 1-1 -- they are set to meet two more times this season. The L.A. team defeated the T'Wolves in overtime last week 130-119 on their home floor.

It remains to be seen if the Lakers can defeat the Timberwolves for the second straight time.

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