Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss tweets support for coach Luke Walton

Ross Houston
January 14, 2018

Head coach Luke Walton is not only giving his sophomore more minutes, but Walton is actually relying on Ingram as a primary option late in games.

While in Lithuania with his two younger sons who are playing for a local team, Ball recently told ESPN that players in the Lakers' roster no longer wanted to play under Walton's guidance.

In many ways, Julius Randle launched the Los Angeles Lakers' rebuild.

"We responded like a team that's failed a lot, and kind of got sick of it", Walton said.

Worthy, who is promoting NBA All-Star voting and how each fan's vote on NBA and the NBA app will count as two on Friday and Monday, also likes what he has seen in Walton, who has had to deal with several distractions and frustrated players during a nine-game losing streak. As a team, the Lakers shot 48 percent from the field but it was their defense that came up big as they were able to hold the Kings to just 34 percent shooting and just 34 points in the second half to run away with the game. Just a month removed from dunking Kevin Durant into the center of the Earth, Nance Jr. pulled off another unbelievable jam on Thursday night as the Lakers took on the Spurs in Los Angeles.

But when it comes to their playoff chances, the Lakers might not be doomed after all. "We rebounded the ball, and we got out in transition". Clarkson scored his first 10 points without missing and finished the night with 18 points.

The Golden State Warriors' head coach also implied that Ball and the media coverage he is getting was an example of how, nowadays, "it doesn't matter if there's any substance involved in an issue". "I thought in that sense, we were pathetic". The 20-year old point guard says he can feel the waves coming in but Kuzma ain't buying it.

Lakers: They made an early 25-3 run on the way to a 37-18 lead. Sacramento started the second half with a 14-3 surge to take an eight-point lead before Lopez hit three 3-pointers. Averaging less than 10 points led to some questioning the lanky forward, but as the current season has proved, it was only a matter of time.

The Lakers (15-27) trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter but battled back for their first win against the Mavericks in Dallas since February 24, 2013. Green missed his fifth consecutive game with a groin strain.

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