LaVar Ball said his son, Lonzo Ball, will not lose twice in the same week and he called it right. On Wednesday (October 25), Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from a defeat and beat the Washington Wizards in overtime, 102-99.

Again, Lonzo Ball struggled with his offense, shooting 2-of-11 from the field, including 0-of-5 from three-point range. The Los Angeles Lakers rookie finished with only six points. But similar to his previous outings, he made up for it in other departments. The 19-year-old grabbed eight rebounds, dished out 10 assists, while also having one steal and one block.

Ball received plenty of help in the victory. Brandon Ingram top-scored for the Lakers with 19 points. Ingram provided a double-double as he recorded 10 rebounds too. Larry Nance Jr. also had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 14 points. Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle led the second unit as they contributed 15 and 11 points respectively.

Wizards' leaders

The Washington Wizards relied on their backcourt duo in the defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers. Bradley Beal shone the brightest for the Wizards as he exploded for 28 points. John Wall almost had a double-double. The All-Star playmaker recorded 18 points and nine assists, which came with three rebounds and a steal.

The veteran Marcin Gortat chipped in 11 points and 14 rebounds in a losing effort.

Wall versus Ball

When LaVar Ball warned the Washington Wizards about Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers, John Wall said he plans to show "no mercy" towards the NBA newcomer. Wall did just that Wednesday night. He was aggressive, especially when Ball was the one defending him.

The good news for Lakers fans was Ball stood his ground and played his game. He did not let any statement made by Wall or Marcin Gortat get into his head. The rookie may have had a hard time scoring, but still, he accomplished his task as a point guard. He facilitated the offense and gave his teammates the opportunity to score.

Teams' schedules

Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers will close a three-game homestand on October 27 when the Toronto Raptors visit them at the Staples Center. The Lakers are aiming to go over .500 for the first time this season when they take on the Raptors. The Washington Wizards, on the other hand, will also return to action on the 27th. They are set to face the defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena.