If there’s a silver lining for the
For the last two games, Ingram has started in place of shooting guard
He's already showing growth.
"He's got a great feel for the game; I thought he did a great job of being aggressive tonight," Lakers Coach Luke Walton said. "Mixing it up, getting to the rim, when he took his jump shots. He was very solid for us tonight."
Ingram scored a career-high 17 points two days after making only one of nine shots from the field against the Chicago Bulls. What impressed Walton most about Ingram this week was that even when his shot wasn't falling, he stayed engaged defensively and made a positive impact for the Lakers.
"I think it would be immature if I was out there and not knocking my shots down to let it affect me on the defensive end," Ingram said. "I just try to go into the game, if something's not working there's something else that I can help the team with."
Toronto fans cheered point guard Jose Calderon when the public address announcer called his name with the Lakers' starting lineup.
They have a long history together. Calderon has the most assists in
"It's always gonna be different than any other place," said Calderon, who spent the first seven years of his career in Toronto. "I think it's the place that I passed the second most time in my life. So it's like home for me. A lot of fans, there's a lot of great things happening here."
Calderon had five points, five rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes on Friday night.
Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. bumped knees with a Raptors player Friday night. After the game, the Lakers said Nance was questionable for Saturday’s game in Memphis, but they will reevaluate him Saturday morning. … Memphis native
When: 5 p.m. PST, Saturday
On the air: TV: Spectrum SportsNet, Spectrum Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 10-11,
Record vs. Grizzlies (2015-16): 1-3.
Update: The Lakers are short-handed, but the Grizzlies are even more so. Six players are injured or away from the team, including Mike Conley, Vince Carter and