Las Vegas continued to be kind to the Los Angeles Lakers, as they got their first win of the preseason, beating the Sacramento Kings 75-69 in a contest that only early-October could love. Brook Lopez made his Lakers debut, and Luke Walton decided to start Larry Nance, Jr. in place of Julius Randle. Randle was undaunted, putting up 17 points and 10 rebounds alongside a strong defensive effort. Kyle Kuzma found ways to contribute despite his outside jumper not falling, including some big plays down the stretch to close out the Kings, continuing his fantastic preseason.
In the latest installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at Lopez, Randle, Kuzma, Brandon Ingram’s struggles, and the team’s improved defensive effort.
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