The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a start that none of us saw coming. After 11 games, the team entered Tuesday night’s contest against the Brooklyn Nets with a record of 6-5.
The game had its fair share of ups and downs, but a handful of solid performances saw the purple and gold notch another win to move to 7-5 on the season, defeating the Nets 125-118. Brooklyn fell to 4-7 on the year with the loss.
Leading the way for Los Angeles was D’Angelo Russell — who must love playing the Nets — with 32 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Right there with him was Julius Randle, who tallied his second career triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Timofey Mozgov also got in on the fun, scoring 20 points and grabbing six rebounds.
What does this win mean for the Lakers as they enter a very difficult period on their schedule? Will this be the game that gets Russell rolling? The guys got together to break it all down.