In both of their games this season, the
We saw another example of that on Sunday at
The Lakers led for most of the game but couldn't quite pull it off. In the end, that might be good for them.
Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 125-120 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
1. The night’s big story was about D'Angelo Russell and his career-high 40 points, but don’t overlook
2. The Lakers’ other rookie,
3. Sunday's game marked the first time since Christmas against the Clippers that all five of the Lakers' starters scored in double figures. "It was awesome," Walton said. "That was a lot of fun. I told them it was great because there were moments in the game that … it looked like we were starting to trend toward playing selfish basketball and looking to do stuff one-on-one, and each time we did that, Cleveland would go on a run. And then we, as a group, got out of that and started moving the ball again, getting stops and rose to the challenge."
4. The Lakers have had problems protecting the ball but they committed only six turnovers.
5. The Lakers remain two games back from the