Lakers stop Spurs for 3rd win in row

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2018

But on Thursday night, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich shared what might be the strongest take on the situation yet.

On Thursday, the San Antonio Spurs will finish a three-game road trip.

Seeking multiple expiring contracts in return for some intriguing pieces that could use some new scenery, while keeping an eye on the 2018 summer, the Los Angeles Lakers should be one of the busiest teams this season.

Although his scoring pace slowed down a bit in the second half, he had a couple of key buckets late in the fourth quarter in the that helped fuel the Lakers' 16-6 run that sealed the win. Especially if Lonzo Ball figures out how to shoot.

And why do people around the National Basketball Association think the Lakers will go after Fizdale?

The rookie point guard had another game of providing some of everything, finishing with 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. It leaves a gap in the rotation, with players like Kyle Anderson, Bryn Forbes, Dejounte Murray and Davis Bertans needed to step up. This has been the case for the majority of the team's injuries to its starting point guard, shooting guard and small forward.

The Lakers are in the middle of a three-game winning streak, and L.A. appears to have missed a clear window to kick Walton to the curb - for now.

The Lakers' 41st game of the season might not have been their best, but it, like Nance on his dunk, is up there. Stalwart forward LeMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and former Laker Pau Gasol led with 12 rebounds. He had 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

The Lakers had competitive energy early in the game, ending the first quarter with a 20-15 advantage.

The Lakers also thought Walton was one not long ago. "We're seen that point many times this year where we're playing well, we have a lead, the other team goes on a run and then we stall out in the second half".

Lopez finished 5 of 8 from 3-point range.

"If LeBron is strongly considering the Lakers, they have to understand LaVar would be a deterrent", Broussard said, as transcribed by The Big Lead. The Lakers played well enough defensively against Sacramento to survive a season-high 25 turnovers.

"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.

Nearly 6,000 miles away from the Los Angeles Lakers' home, LaVar Ball riled up coaches, former players, an analysts when he all but called for the job of head coach Luke Walton. They headed into the matchup sitting as the third seed in the Western Conference with a record of 28-14.

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