The Lakers won't play a lot of defense, because they can't, and their only shot of beating anybody of quality is to push the pace and get the Wizards into a rec-league style of game.
Marcin Gortat will start tonight vs the Lakers, despite lower back injury
Eric Maynor didn't work out in his first season with the Wizards, and the point guard asked to be cut by the Sixers earlier in the week.
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A back injury to Marcin Gortat could keep him out of Friday's game, too, but the Wizards can't use his absence as an excuse for losing to a team such as the Lakers.