Unlike the last two Lakers games in which he played, Ivica Zubac got meaningful minutes with the Lakers on Sunday.
That was part of a plan.
“We’ve been talking as a staff to try and find some way to get Zu some minutes,” Lakers Coach Luke Walton said. “We feel like he’s earned them. He’s been busting his butt in the D-League games for us.
“In practice he looked really good. In the games, every time he gets an opportunity he looks good. It’s only right — when someone’s working like that and playing like that — to try and get him some minutes when the opportunity...