The Los Angeles Lakers and their young stars bounce back against the Phoenix Suns after a poor season debut at Staples Center.
What a difference a day makes. The Lakers played collectively better Friday night after getting ran out of the gym by the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night in their season opener.
After one game some fans and Laker haters were calling Lonzo a bust and saying that Ingram wasn’t ready.
Although L.A. was matched against another rebuilding team in the Suns Friday, both Ingram and Ball played up to their potential and made Laker nation breathe easier.
In his second game as a pro, Lonzo had a near triple-double of 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. He’s now the youngest player with such a stat line since LeBron James in 2005.
Ingram was the second-highest scorer for the Lakers with a career-high 24 points on 9-of-14 FGs.
Brandon Ingram actually did something good, wow. pic.twitter.com/raBx0LjbrT
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) October 21, 2017
Kuzma also was back to his efficient self with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting. As mentioned on Twitter, maybe Kuzma’s production was due to him ditching the headband.
Lonzo Ball bounces back with 29 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists in his second career game pic.twitter.com/eg5oPMnDWR
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 21, 2017
The fourth quarter was the Lonzo show though as he took over the game scoring eight points in clutch time.
The Lakers young guns balled out and showed that the future is still bright for L.A. despite their dim start Thursday night.