Brandon Ingram says Lakers need to move better around LeBron James

Brandon Ingram says Lakers need to move better around LeBron James

Brandon Ingram says Lakers need to move better around LeBron James

"We knew we were going to get their best shot, we knew the fans were going to be ecstatic because we were in town, I'm in town, so they played a heck of a game but we kept our composure. That one comes and goes".

The Magic's French shooting guard, now in his seventh National Basketball Association season, is not afraid of taking big shots, as evidenced by his game-winning buzzer-breaking three-pointer that lifted Orlando to victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in early November.

Winning their last three contests, the Los Angeles Lakers now find themselves at 11-7 on the year. Simmons had two points and three assists in the quarter, giving Orlando its first lead of the game on a lay-up with 23 seconds to go before James knocked down a 3 at the buzzer.

Now, the Denver Nuggets will battle the Los Angeles Lakers on their home court in a re-match which could have more implications than one would expect.

"We have been good, Lonzo's been good, Kuz has been good". But he is adjusting his game in ways the Lakers need him by cutting more and shooting more 3-pointers.

Alec Burks dropped 17 points and Joe Ingles scored 16 for the Jazz, who lost 5 of their last 6 games to slip to 8-11.

Neither team did much to distinguish itself early on the first game back from Thanksgiving. Isaac had six points and five rebounds against the Lakers in his third game back after missing six games because of an ankle injury.

It is becoming abundantly clear that the Lakers' fortunes this year are going to hinge largely on Ingram and Kuzma, which is looking more and more like a problem. The Magic now have four victories in their past six games.

Lakers coach Luke Walton said the team will absolutely live with that type of shot at the end of a game.

And LeBron, for his part, is doing more work away from the ball than he did even during his Miami hay-days with Dwyane Wade.

He is hampered by an injured ankle, but whether that is the real problem or not, he is really struggling on both ends of the court and especially on defense, which is supposed to be his strong suit. When we got stops, we got rebounds and then we got to the free-throw line.

This may not have been in the manner that the Lakers had hoped to play coming off Thanksgiving, it was a win that showed that the team is continuing to grow in the right direction even not nights when things are not clicking.

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