The Lakers always knew that LaVar Ball would be impossible to ignore, but the Big Baller's most recent criticism of Lakers head coach Luke Walton sparked a massive controversy after Ball said the team didn't want to play for the 37-year-old coach. In the case of Luke Walton, that argument tends to come from frustration stemming from the young core still not quite where we all want them to be.
Ball also knocked down 4-for-7 from downtown in one of his better offensive performances of the season. After Caldwell-Pope split two free throws, Barnes' hoop knotted the score at 95 with 5.9 seconds remaining, and Los Angeles' Lonzo Ball missed a jumper just prior to the buzzer.
"We're focused on defense, effort and energy, really", Nance said of the winning streak.
Anyone expecting to see a more aggressive version of Ball after his efficient showing against the Spurs-18 points on the strength of four three-pointers-was left disappointed.
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"That was a pathetic performance by our team", said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. "I thought in that sense, we were pathetic". Spurs icon Manu Ginobili returned to the hardwood to enforce a five-point run, bringing San Antonio within six points.
Thursday's matchup between the Spurs and Lakers will be the first of three this regular season.
I think everybody should take a page from Popovich, who clearly thinks nothing of what LaVar has to say, and brush it off and move on. "It's just another fan in the peanut gallery with an opinion, which is meaningless".
ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that a source within the organisation told her Walton's job status is "not even a conversation". I love playing for him. "Because we're not going to get for you talent-wise what we would want, so let's figure this thing out.' And we did". A year ago was a good initiation for him on a team that had struggles, had injuries and a tough schedule early. The Mavericks (15-28) return home to American Airlines Center off a surprising back-to-back sweep earlier this week.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson (6) celebrates sinking a three-point basket late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Dallas.