To Nick Young’s name on Tuesday night at Staples Center were 14 points, including four three-pointers, two assists, a blocked shot, a steal and one bloody nose that pleased his coach.
“That means you’re fighting,” Lakers Coach Luke Walton said.
Young is a scorer, and he relishes it. But as the regular season approaches, other dimensions of his game will help Young carve out playing time.
Tuesday the Lakers lost to the Trail Blazers, 109-106, in overtime as Portland guard Damian Lillard scored 30 points in 26 minutes. The Lakers’ starting lineup returned to what they began their exhibition slate with — Luol Deng, Julius...