The Los Angeles Lakers destroyed the Detroit Pistons and everything looks better now. This win helped the Lakers overcome the loss they suffered to the Philadelphia 76ers. D’Angelo Russell was a big factor in the win and Lakers head coach Darvin Ham has great words for him.
Ham told the media that his players have found their rhythm and praised their aggressive approach. Players had no issues with indecisiveness at any point of the game and did “everything on time.”
Russell finished the night with 35 points and nine assists. Seeing him get back on track was really refreshing. DLo showed the world that the Lakers made a good decision to acquire him. His dominance on the basketball court helped the Lakers gain great advantage over their opponents.
“You’re favorite song, whatever it is, put it on repeat. That’s what we did. We found an action he was thriving in, and until the other team stops it, you just keep running it back,” said Ham. “He really was great all night, on both sides.”
Lakers got the best of Russell
Russell was happy with the outcome as well. He enjoyed being in the spotlight and getting the ball more often than usual.
“It’s my first time this year, I feel like, getting into that rhythm,” said Russell. “I always find myself getting into that rhythm and then shooting myself out of a rhythm with a heat check or something like that. So I just tried to stay in that rhythm and play the right way and just take what they were giving me. And you looked up and I put together an efficient game.”
LeBron claimed that his team has a lot to improve, but he was happy with the performance his teammates had last night. Anthony Davis scored 28 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks in 29 minutes of action. LeBron did 25 points in 29 minutes.
“AD and DLo got it started, obviously, the hot streak they had in the first quarter,” said LeBron. “And then we all tried to pick it up after that.”