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Tuesday, November 26th (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Lakers (7-7) at Washington Wizards (5-8), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Lakers have won three straight and hope to continue that momentum as they begin an eastern road trip in Washington on Tuesday night.

The Lakers bested Detroit, Golden State and Sacramento, all at home, to even their record. They head east to meet Washington, Brooklyn and Detroit over the next three.

L.A. was in the headlines on Monday, inking future Hall-of-Famer Kobe Bryant to a two-year extension for a reported $48 million. Bryant could've been a free agent at season's end, but that has been avoided. Now, it's all about getting Bryant back on the court as he's still rehabbing from Achilles surgery.

In Bryant's absence, and Steve Nash's for that matter, the Lakers have done it with balance. Against the Kings on Sunday, four Lakers scored in double figures en route to a 100-86 victory.

"We're not thinking, we're reacting," said LA head coach Mike D'Antoni. "We're sharing the ball on offense, and that transfers to the defensive end. Everybody that went into the game did something positive."

Xavier Henry paced the Lakers with 21 off the bench. Pau Gasol registered 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Jordan Hill managed 10 points and 13 boards. Jodie Meeks chipped in 14 and Steve Blake handed out 12 assists.

The Wizards have taken three of their last four, spurred on by the exceptional play of John Wall, who was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

He averaged 24.3 points, 8.5 assists and 2.75 steals in 39.8 minutes per game during the four games. Wall finished the week by scoring 30-plus points in consecutive performances against the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks.

"It's a great accomplishment," Wall told the team's website. "It was a lot of hard work and dedication between me and my teammates. I don't care if I have those big numbers if we aren't winning games."

Washington has won two in a row at home with the most recent victory a 98-89 decision over the New York Knicks on Sunday.

Wall led the way with 31 points on 10-for-18 shooting, but other Wizards stepped up as well. Marcin Gortat scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, while Martell Webster managed 19 and Bradley Beal scored 18.

Beal will be out at least two weeks with a stress injury in his right leg.

The Wizards head out for a two-game road trip, starting Wednesday in Milwaukee.

The two teams split last season's matchups with each team winning on the other's court. The Lakers are 7-3 in their last 10 in our nation's capital.

11/26 11:44:32 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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