The move helped the Lakers to a 93-81 victory, their third straight win after a rough stretch of games in recent weeks. Especially if Lonzo Ball figures out how to shoot. They might as well make LaVar the coach at that point.
So with the pace slowed down, Ingram went to work flashing just about every weapon in his arsenal. He shot an efficient 3-of-5 from the field including knocking down both of his 3-pointers in the period for the half.
Aware of Ingram's gifted slashing ability, the Spurs (28-15) placed emphasis on making it hard for him to get to the rim. "They don't want to play for him".
"Just continue to be aggressive", Ingram said.
The Spurs are obviously the superior team in this matchup and the best opponent Los Angeles will play to close out its current five-game homestand. And I will drive you there, get you on the plane and get you seated.' He laughed, (and) I said, 'But short of that, I'm your best buddy, because you're here for another year, and you ain't going nowhere. "There's some people that are straight scorers, [and] Brandon is not one of them". "He's a teammate and we won championships because of him". The organization and players were certainly aware of the elder Ball's criticism and how a loss to Atlanta could've inflamed things for the next few days.
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Ingram had an aggressive offensive game, and Ball contributed 10 rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers as Los Angeles also snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Spurs at Staples Center since April 2013.
LaVar Ball had some not-so-nice things to say about Lakers head coach Luke Walton last weekend, and ever since then, there have been a number of National Basketball Association head coaches who have shared their thoughts on what LaVar had to say. Julius Randle led the team with 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, Brook Lopez added 18 points while Lonzo Ball finished with five points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals. And it is tough for the Lakers, because the names up there aren't just great players.
Part of Nance's workload included covering five-time all-star LaMarcus Aldridge, who was coming off back-to-back 30-point games. De'Aaron Fox had 15 points and Buddy Hield scored 13.
The Lakers (14-27) appear to be midway through their fifth consecutive non-playoff season, but their entertaining style occasionally produces great moments, such as the dunk thrown down by Nance on a less-than-ideal pass from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
While San Antonio is expected to play without Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) and Rudy Gay (heel), the team still has the league's top coach in Gregg Popovich. "They were very physical, much more physical than we were". "Their desire was at a totally different level than ours was.They sustained that effort, that physicality for the entire game". He was unhappy with the Lakers' 26 turnovers and a lackadaisical attitude after going on a 19-0 run in the first quarter.