"We responded like a team that's failed a lot, and kind of got sick of it", Walton said. Now attempting less than two three-pointers a game, Ingram must improve in that area if he is to become a true scoring threat in the National Basketball Association.
Worse was Lonzo's response - "I can play for anyone" - or was it just low-key Lonzo being Lonzo? Lonzo, who has appeared in 35 games, is up to 10.2 points per game, in addition to 7.1 assists and 7.1 rebounds per night.
"We're focused on defense, effort and energy, really", Nance said of the winning streak. "I've got my little man here, got my wife here, my family". Golden State coach Steve Kerr, coach Stan Van Gundy and coach Gregg Popovich also expressed their support for Walton and their disdain for Ball being given a platform to speak his mind. Their desire was at a totally different level than ours was.
Seeking multiple expiring contracts in return for some intriguing pieces that could use some new scenery, while keeping an eye on the 2018 summer, the Los Angeles Lakers should be one of the busiest teams this season. This lead did not come easy, as the Lakers suffered early fouls and poor perimeter shooting. Ball hit three 3-pointers and didn't miss a shot in the first half. Luke was left to fend for himself at a tender moment with a nine-game losing streak, including the 37-point home loss to OKC that followed LaVar's rip, in which Kyle Kuzma said, "We gave up".
The Mavericks enter the game on the back of back-to-back victories, a 114-99 routing of the Orlando Magic last Wednesday before a 115-111 road win over Charlotte Hornets.
Last week, Ball spoke about Walton once again, saying he feels that he lost control the team which stirred an avalanche of backlash from coaches, fans, and ironically enough, the Lakers brass remained silent in the midst of the commotion. "I told him, 'I'd be happy to trade you". I'm sure most of us love playing for him too. "Because we're not going to get for you talent-wise what we would want, so let's figure this thing out.' And we did".
Stephen Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Golden State Warriors blew almost all of a 27-point lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 127-125 on Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers knocked off the Dallas Mavericks in overtime on Saturday, giving them their fourth consecutive win.