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2012 NBA schedule: Wizards to face Kobe Bryant, LeBron James in 2-day stretch

The struggling Washington Wizards will take on the league's two most polarizing figures this weekend when they host Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Friday and travel to Miami to play LaBron James and the Heat on Saturday.


The Washington Wizards have an action-packed weekend ahead, as they are scheduled to face off against the NBA's two biggest superstars in back-to-back nights.

The Wizards, who are still missing John Wall and are sporting the league's worst record at 3-16, will first host Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and the rest of the Lakers on Friday night at 7 p.m. EST in the Verizon Center. The Lakers, who have also struggled this season, will be coming to town with a 9-13 record and are averaging 101.5 points per game to the Wizards' 90.4.

After facing Bryant, the Wizards get their next dose of star power on Saturday when they head to Miami to face LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Heat. Unlike the Lakers, the Heat won't be coming into this weekend's game with a losing record. They will enter Saturday night's game with a 14-6 record with an average of 103.2 points per game. Tip off in Miami will be at 7:30 p.m. EST at AmericanAirlines Arena.

For more on the Wizards throughout this weekend's games, check out Bullets Forever.