For the second consecutive game, the Los Angeles Lakers fell in defeat, but saw their promising young point guard, D’Angelo Russell, generate excitement among the franchise and its fans.
After posting a career-high 23 points on Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the 19-year-old eclipsed that mark tonight in San Antonio against the Spurs with 24 points (nine-of-23 shooting), six assists, six rebounds and two steals. It seems as though the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft is starting to turn the corner and really show some significant signs of progress.
The Lakers, however, fell to 3-20 on the year, leaving them with the second-worst record in the NBA, with a comfortable cushion from the New Orleans Pelicans, who have three more wins and the third-worst record. Only the Philadelphia 76ers have less wins, as they sit at 1-23.
Gary, Matt and Ryan sit down to discuss Lakers-Spurs, Russell’s stellar play, and what is next for the purple and gold.