Lakers guard Alex Caruso reveals L.A’s key to success this season
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers have 28 games left in the 2019-20 NBA regular season, and after six years without a playoff spot, the storied franchise is on pace to head back to the postseason as the top seed in the Western Conference.
Although success was expected with the dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the way, the consensus was that it might take a year or two for this starstudded team to put it all together. That hasn’t been the case as the Lakers have been firing on all cylinders throughout this season with no signs of slowing down.
After a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at the Staples Center, guard Alex Caruso talked about the team’s success this season and how they’ve set the tone for the final stretch.
“It was really good,” Caruso said. “Obviously, every game is the most important game, whichever one that we’re playing. We just want to carry momentum game after game and continue to build in order to be ready for playoffs.”
Caruso has played limited minutes off the bench this season and has been solid during his time on the floor, especially when playing alongside LeBron. Even though he’s only a role player this year after signing a new deal with the team this past summer, Caruso knows what the key to Lakers’ success is this season.
“I think just being ready to play every night,” Caruso said of the team’s key to success. “I think this team does a really good job of showing up and being ready to play night in and night out. Obviously, we’ve fallen short a few times this year, but we do a really good job of being professionals and staying ready.”
At this point, the Lakers’ top priority moving forward with be staying healthy and continuing to build on the chemistry they have going after 54 games. The team seems to be well on its way to doing just that while dominating the competition along the way, but there’s still a lot of time left in the regular season with anything being possible from here on out.