Lakers defeat short-handed Spurs for their third straight victory

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Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball also boasted about his teammate's scoring ability as the focal point of the offense.

After the Lakers' first victory since December 20, Walton was even able to crack a joke about LaVar Ball when asked about his strategy for taking his rookie point guard out midway through the first and second quarters to use him to start the next quarter with the second unit. Conspicuously, that list didn't include a single person from Lakers management. He just delivered a compelling lesson about a topic that actually bares little weight, but he managed to combine values education together with biology to come up with a speech that resonates all the way to Lithuania.

Walton had to juggle lineups and rotations with injuries to starters such as Ball, and Ingram while also having to deal with not being allowed to play out of California due to legal restrictions stemming from a plea agreement out of his March arrest under suspicion of drunk driving.

"The way he can handle pick-and-rolls, his vision on the court - we want him taking what the defense gives him". Los Angeles kept their lead and forced turnovers.

Forward Brandon Ingram racked up 26 points and guard Lonzo Ball secured 10 rebounds. "I'm not going to participate in the thing".

"My job is to play basketball", he said when asked about having a preference for certain coaches.


Doing what he has always tried to do when his father made headlines, Ball focused on playing.

Nance was not all flash, posting 14 points and 10 rebounds. A dunk by Nance ended a run of 17 straight Lakers points to make it 29-15 early in the second quarter, and Ball knocked down a 3-pointer to make it a 19-point margin. Though it's a modest number, the three victories mark the longest winning streak of the Lakers' tumultuous season.

"He pretty much is the offense", Ball said. LaMarcus Aldridge led the team with 31 points on 13 of 20 shooting, Davis Bertans drained six treys to finish with 28 points off the bench while Patty Mills chipped in with 14 points and five assists.

"Yes, it feels good to win", said Walton, who received calls from some of his coaching peers expressing support. "We've been struggling. We will take a win when we can get it, but it just doesn't feel the same way as when you play the game the right way throughout".

"Tonight he had moments where he was great at it and there were moments where he over-penetrated and we got in trouble", Walton said. The people that matter to what we are trying to do is all in our room.

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