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Lonzo Ball has another triple-double to lead Lakers to victory over Nuggets

Lonzo Ball has another triple-double to lead Lakers to victory over Nuggets

Hours after the war of words between his father and the president of the United States escalated, Lonzo Ball did what he does best: He played basketball.

Ball notched his second career triple-double to lead the Lakers to a 127-109 win over the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center.

“I actually like this one,” said Ball, whose first career triple-double came in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Lakers had lost five of their last six games before throttling the Nuggets to improve their record to 7-10. It was Ball’s best game at home, and the team’s as well. They notched a season-high 36 assists and had seven players in double figures. Julius Randle led all scorers with 24...

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