This is the moment it appeared the Lakers would self-destruct.
Embroiled in turmoil over D'Angelo Russell‘s Nick Young recording and down double digits early, D’Angelo Russell turned the ball over. Not a single Laker got back on defense. That allowed Dwyane Wade a second chance after flubbing the layup on a 3-on-0 fastbreak, accentuating the Lakers’ lack of effort.
The Lakers were so uninterested in that end of the court, nobody even ran down to inbound the ball to Russell. (They probably didn’t want to be seen with him.)
It’s darned near a miracle the Lakers came back to win this game.