The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday night, but it was the best kind of loss they can have.
The kids played well (more on that later). They competed throughout the entire game against a playoff team. The offense looked good. The defense kept up. And as the icing on the cake: they lost the game and maintained their tanking status.
Of all the players to have participated in the game, only Corey Brewer is older than 30, and boy did the kids produce. Yet with all that said, box scores only tell part of the story, as per usual.
Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell both flaunted great stat lines and obviously played really well. Brandon Ingram also performed well against a tough matchup in Nicolas Batum and yet most casual fans might not recognize that because of the counting stats they’ll see in tomorrow’s newspaper.
Harrison and I talk about that, plus how the team has looked since Lou Williams was traded to Houston and plenty more.
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