Nikola Jokic

Lakers like Julius Randle's aggressive play in win over Nuggets

Lakers like Julius Randle's aggressive play in win over Nuggets

Lakers coach Luke Walton considered the question.

Why was Julius Randle so effective on Sunday night in the Lakers’ 127-109 win over the Denver Nuggets? Why was he so aggressive and so active in the paint?

“I’m trying to figure that answer out,” Walton said. “When he plays like he did tonight he’s as good as anyone in this league. … We keep trying to encourage him to make that his norm.”

Randle led all scorers with 24 points in 31 minutes. He also had seven rebounds and five assists with two turnovers.

“That’s just me,” Randle said. “We just have to be there every night for our team. That aggressive. That assertive, decisive,...

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