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...