Over the course of the last 10 games, he was Lakers It has been The sixth worst crime In the NBA he hit 33.8% of the rear, the fifth-worst percentage in the league. So saying that they were due for some upward slope is an understatement, but even with that in mind, their blast from a distance versus Sacramento Kings It was almost unbelievable.
The Lakers hit 17 goals on Friday, shooting 51.5% from behind the bow to repel the Kings in a 115-94 victory. This is the second best percentage they’ve filmed from Depths this season, and the third over three times they’ve achieved in a game.
Everyone shoots well in this photo, but Kyle Kozma was on top. A Lakers’ temporary hole-operator player scorched Kings from everywhere on the ground, diving, hitting hook strikes, and sliding in confident jumping all night long. Having Luke Walton on the block appears to be similar to Kuzma’s PEDs, who set his former coach’s new team up by 30 points.
Highest level in the previous season? 25 … against these same kings. There may be something to this theory.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also deserves a special mention. The team’s shooting guard has faced a lot of criticism for his shooting problems and reluctance to let fly this season, but tonight was Bubble KCP’s comeback. Fly up and down the court on a transitional flight and run confidently to corners, hunting the three rather than reluctantly taking them, a predator that feeds on meaty holes in the Kings’ sorrowful defense. He finished the night with 13 points while he was shooting 4-7 deep, and was far more influential than his primary streak with his activism might indicate.
With this victory, the Lakers are now 31-18 in the season, still clinging to fourth place in the Western Conference despite their recent slump without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Hot shootout or not, this team continues to fight, and that’s all anyone could ask of them during this stretch. It was quite a display of mental toughness, and the team deserves recognition for their efforts, even if they weren’t always beautiful without the two stars they are orbiting around.
They will now return to Los Angeles for the second match of this seven-game “Road” trip, in which they will play the Clippers at Staples Center on Sunday. The team will take a Saturday off to rest, which is a much-needed break like Andre Drummond (Toe), Wesley Matthews (who left Friday’s game with a neck injury) and the rest of the team are continuing to recover.
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