Lakers vs. Bulls: 3 Things to Know (11/21/17)

November 21, 2017

Here is what you need to know before the Lakers finish their home stand against the Chicago Bulls. 1) Ball is after the boardsAssociate head coach Brian Shaw offered Lonzo Ball a theory that seems to be true: The rookie point guard is more effective overall when he is focused on crashing the glass. In three games with double-digit rebounds, Ball is currently averaging 20 points, 13 boards, 11 assists…

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Lonzo's Rebounding Leads to Effective Offense

November 20, 2017

Even before he was drafted by the Lakers, most around the NBA already knew: Lonzo Ball is at his best in the open floor with the ball in his hands. And the most effective way to create those opportunities, according to associate head coach Brian Shaw, is for the 6-foot-6 point guard to crash the defensive glass. Ball did just that in Sunday’s win over Denver, racking up 16 boards…

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El rebote, la llave que abre el juego de Lonzo Ball

November 20, 2017

EL SEGUNDO – Brian Shaw parece haber encontrado la clave para resolver el acertijo que por momentos presenta Lonzo Ball. El entrenador asistente, mano derecha de Luke Walton, retó al base a involucrarse aún más en la persecución del rebote – una faceta en la que el oriundo de Chino Hills siempre ha brillado. “Estaba tratando de enfocarme en eso porque B-Shaw habló conmigo y (dijo que) juego mucho mejor…

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Lonzo's Second Triple-Double Leads to 127 Points, Win Over Nuggets

November 20, 2017

Assistant coach Brian Shaw told Lonzo Ball that his overall game is better when focused on hauling in rebounds. So he went out and grabbed the most boards by a rookie guard in 17 years. That was far from all of Ball’s contributions, as he recorded the second triple-double of his young career and led the Lakers to a 127-109 victory over Denver. Ball piled up 11 points, 16 rebounds…

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Ball conduce a los Lakers al triunfo ante Nuggets

November 20, 2017

LOS ÁNGELES – Hay triunfos que sirven para poner las cosas en su lugar. Los Lakers tuvieron uno de esos el domingo ante los Denver Nuggets, redondeando una gran actuación colectiva que además tuvo varios picos en cuanto a lo individual. El gran protagonista fue Lonzo Ball, quien sumó el segundo triple-doble de su carrera en una actuación para el recuerdo. A sus 20 años y 23 días, el base…

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Running Diary: Lakers vs. Nuggets (11/19/17)

November 20, 2017

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Lakers vs. Nuggets: 3 Things to Know (11/18/17)

November 18, 2017

Here is what you need to know before the Lakers host the Denver Nuggets. 1) Kyle Kuzma is legitJust 16 games into his rookie career, Kyle Kuzma went from two points at halftime to 30 by the end of Friday night. And though the Lakers fell to Phoenix Suns, Kuzma’s lights-out second half led him to reset his career-high in scoring for the second straight game. Per usual, Kuzma was…

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Popcorn Machine: Kuzma Posts Another Career Night

November 18, 2017

Kyle Kuzma is a man on a mission, having reset his career-high in scoring in back-to-back games. Lakers.com’s Joey Ramirez and Rodrigo Azurmendi discuss Kuzma’s ever-expanding arsenal of offensive moves and what the rookie can add in the future. Plus they take a look at how the Lakers are changing their approach to 3-pointers and what give their next opponent, the Nuggets, such a potent offense.

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Lakers Aim for Higher Quality of 3-Point Attempts

November 18, 2017

Luke Walton recognizes that his team has found minimal success from 3-point range. After shooting just 7-of-25 on triples in Friday’s loss to Phoenix, Walton said that the team will have “every guy scale it back till we start making some more (3’s).” Currently, the Lakers rank last in the NBA in both made 3-pointers (7.0) and percentage (28.7), and each of those figures has been slightly down as the…

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Kuzma Drops 30 But Lakers Can't Hold Back Suns

November 18, 2017

Kyle Kuzma entered halftime with two points. He ended the game with more than any other rookie this season. But the Lakers — fourth-ranked defense and all — underestimated the Suns after defeating them twice in Phoenix, and fell 122-113. “Just because we beat a team twice doesn’t mean that we’re better than they are,” head coach Luke Walton said. “Tonight Phoenix played harder, played tougher, especially in the first…

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