As if you needed more proof of how much further ahead this year's Lakers are, last season they won their fourth game on Dec. 15.
This season they did it Nov. 6, in a 119-108 win over the Phoenix Suns. Here are five takeaways from the game.
1. The first-year, second-year and third-year players on the Lakers roster have never been in this position before. Not since December 2013 have the Lakers had a winning record after playing multiple games.
2. Julius Randle collected himself rather quickly after some jawing with Suns center Tyson Chandler. But his handling of the situation sent a few messages. The first was covered