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Podcast: The Lakers coasted, but LeBron and Anthony Davis are still special

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LeBron James and Anthony Davis are really good at basketball. So good, in fact, that they were able to bail the Lakers out against the Grizzlies on an underwhelming night.

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Los Angeles Lakers v Memphis Grizzlies Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

With their 94-92 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers finished up their first road trip of the season a perfect 4-0. Winning away from home has historically proven difficult for NBA teams, but with the lack of fans due to the pandemic, and playing within a new baseball-like series format, road games now present a different form of challenge than they have previously.

The Lakers ultimately took care of business, though, even if they didn’t put their best foot forward in terms of their effort for the whole game (or trip, for that matter).

With that said, there were still things learned from their trek through the Southwest division, which brings us to today’s episode. On this week’s edition of “Talk-O Tuesday” — a podcast by Silver Screen and Roll — our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla recapped the win over the Grizzlies, and gave their takeaways on the team’s road trip overall. They also theorized on Kyle Kuzma’s quiet “starter Kuz” performance, and why it is just another representation of his role and trajectory on this team.

You can listen to the full episode in the player embedded below, and to make sure you never miss a single show moving forward, make sure you subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can follow Alex Padilla on Twitter at @alexpadilla86, and Alex Regla at @AlexmRegla. You can also subscribe to Alex’s email newsletter, “Throwdowns,” on his Substack here.