The Lakers can't possibly lose tonight to the Washington Wizards.
Then again, everyone thought the same thing about their game against the Detroit Pistons. Instead, the Lakers lost, 88-85 in overtime. Kobe Bryant's two different masks couldn't camouflage his eight-of-26 mark from the field. Despite Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum combining for 50 points, the Lakers mysteriously went away from their strengths. Metta World Peace finally came back to Earth and struggled. So did the bench, the team's transition defense and its late-game execution.