The Los Angeles Lakers took care of business again on the road again, winning their 14th straight away from Staples Center and nearing the all-time record for consecutive wins in hostile environments. They’re piling up victories without a consistent third scorer right now, but will they need one eventually?
Our hosts discussed that and plenty more.
In this episode, Jas was joined by Sportsnet 650’s Marcus Fitzgerald. They kicked things off by breaking down the Lakers’ 101-96 win in Atlanta. The game shouldn’t have been as close as it was, but the Lakers have taken care of business against teams that are below .500, improving to 18-0 against teams with a losing record on Sunday.
Following that discussion, Marcus and Jas got into how the Lakers can improve their bench. With a lack of a consistent scoring option available, will Kyle Kuzma finally live up to expectations when he returns from the ankle injury?
To wrap things up, Marcus and Jas shared their thoughts on the Lakers’ upcoming schedule, including the showdown with the East-leading Milwaukee Bucks, and give their opinions on who would have won a series between this Lakers team and the Warriors teams from yesteryear.
Locked on Lakers
I started today’s episode by reacting to the Lakers picking up their 14th straight road win. While it certainly wasn’t exactly an inspired effort, a win is a win and, given the type of schedule ahead of them, this was certainly the kind of trap game that could have snapped that streak.
From there, I opened up the iTunes mailbag to answer listeners’ questions. Topics included what type of return the Lakers could get in a trade for Kuzma, what circumstances they should even consider trading him, how the Lakers should defend against the Clippers and more.
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