This is not how they drew it up.
Tuesday night against the Kings, Lonzo Ball was feeling it. In the second quarter he made the steal against the Kings, got out in transition and with a defender next to him decided to go a little playground with his pass to Julius Randle — off the backboard for the alley-oop.
Well, it went in. But that’s not pretty.
The Lakers got the win over the Kings 99-86, giving them a couple victories in a row over the bottom feeders of the NBA (they beat the Hawks the game before). After losing seven in a row, and with frivolous controversies swirling around the team, the Lakers will take all the wins they can get. Now the Spurs come to town Thursday.