Video: Lakers’ Lonzo Ball stuns Pistons with long, on-the-dot outlet to Michael Beasley
Lonzo Ball has some of the best passing vision and ability in the entire NBA. On Wednesday evening, the Los Angeles Lakers guard showed off just how flashy he can be with his passes against the Detroit Pistons.
Ball threw a full-court pass out of the inbounds to hit a running Michael Beasley on the money.
Lonzo: QB1 🏈 pic.twitter.com/5QD3gnRyJF
— ESPN (@espn) January 10, 2019
Without LeBron James, who has been out with a groin strain, the Lakers have struggled to have someone lead their offense. Ball was having games where he wasn’t even scoring. The team seemed in disarray and desperately needed James to recover and come back.
Kyle Kuzma has done everything he possibly could and has played wonderfully as the best offensive player on the Lakers. He came out against the Pistons and truly dominated. He scored 41 points on 16-of-24 shooting from the field. Lonzo Ball had five points, five rebounds, and 11 assists. Michael Beasley, off the bench, also played very well, scoring 19 and swatting away two shots on the night.
For the Pistons, Blake Griffin had 16 points and six assists. However, he only grabbed one rebound on the evening. This goes to show how well the Lakers were able to command the offensive glass in this game. Reggie Jackson had 15 points and five assists, and Andre Drummond had six points and 17 rebounds on the evening as well.
So far this season, the Lakers are 23-19 and sit in the eighth seed of the NBA’s Western Conference. They will face off next against the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.