Kenneth Faried

Lakers hold off Nuggets, 120-116

Lakers hold off Nuggets, 120-116

As Lakers rookie Ivica Zubac addressed a throng of reporters Tuesday, teammate D’Angelo Russell stood in the back claiming a bit of credit.

“D-Lo saw it first,” Russell said, presumably referring to what everyone now is seeing in Zubac. 

It followed each player’s best game of the season. In a 120-116 win over the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center, the Lakers got a glimpse of what their future perhaps could look like years from now. Russell had his first career 10-assist game, along with 22 points and only two turnovers. Zubac scored a career-high 17 points, playing 21 minutes, including a crucial stretch at the end. 

Nick Young scored 23 points and Lou...

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