The Los Angeles Lakers were perilously close to a second home loss to an inferior opponent this week, after a lackluster first half against the lowly Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. They came out with renewed vigor in the second half, behind particularly notable performances by Julius Randle and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, prevailing 103-94.
In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at the porous perimeter defense that plagued the Lakers in the first 24 minutes, how they tightened that up in the second half, Julius Randle’s injection of enthusiasm, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s clutch performance that put the game away.
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