NBA analysts had questions about the Los Angeles Lakers and their 5-5 record. Some even said that the team lacks depth. Head coach Darvin Ham was happy with the roster ahead of the regular season, but experts voiced their concerns. Well, Anthony Davis and other Lakers players proved them wrong following the win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Players did have some issues early in the season. They suffered injuries and let’s just say fans weren’t too happy about the shooting woes.
Things changed in the game against the Grizzlies. Lakers players had a lot of fun during the game. It was an easy win for the squad and they celebrated a 134-107 win. We could all agree that players needed extra time to get to know each other and build great connections on the basketball court.
“This is probably the first game where you can see we kinda just was having fun,” Davis told the media after the game. “Getting back to Lakers basketball — when you’re having fun and the next guy trusts you to turn a good play into a great play, or a good shot into a great shot.”
Davis was brilliant on both ends of the floor. He scored 19 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and six blocks in his 27 minutes of action.
Davis and his Lakers teammates joined forces to beat the Grizzlies
Austin Reaves came off the bench and helped the team take great advantage in the first half of the game. Rui Hachimura scored 23 points and D’Angelo Russell delivered 24. Lakers defense was fire and hopefully, things won’t change in the near future.
Ham may have found a solution to shooting issues and the team did 22-of-35 from distance. Players tied a franchise record and provide the best statistical outside shooting in league history.
“The ball went in the basket, that’s the pretty thing,” said Reaves. “Anytime you can shoot the 3 well, especially with Bron and AD on the court, then it allows them to be at their best … Making shots is a beautiful thing to see.”