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Lakers' Julius Randle adapting to his role off the bench

Lakers' Julius Randle adapting to his role off the bench

When the Lakers cut the Wizards’ lead to single digits Thursday night, Julius Randle was a big part of why.

Randle has been a catalyst for positive momentum for the Lakers lately, as he adjusts to his role off the bench.

“Strictly just wanting to win,” Randle said of what is motivating him. “You don’t work your butt off over the summer for no reason. That’s motivation in itself.”

Randle played 23 minutes and scored 11 points with nine rebounds against Washington. A day before, against the Boston Celtics, he scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

“I think he is accepted what we are kind of asking him to do right now and he’s been brilliant at it honestly,” Lakers...

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