Video: Michael Beasley knocks down corner three after Lakers’ insane ball movement
The Los Angeles Lakers notched their 23rd win of the season as they disposed of the Detroit Pistons 113-100 at home.
One positive thing about the Lakers about this game is that they moved the ball well, something that they haven’t done consistently this season.
A great example of how impressive they were in terms of sharing the ball was this play in the fourth quarter.
— NBA (@NBA) January 10, 2019
During this sequence, four of the Lakers’ five players who were on the court were able to touch the ball that eventually led to a Michael Beasley triple, which pushed their lead to 20, 101-81 midway through the fourth.
Kyle Kuzma paced the Lakers with 41 points on 16-24 shooting. Michael Beasley, who’s been in and out of the Lakers’ line-up due to personal matters, had 19 points, four rebounds, and two assists in 19 minutes off the bench. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 15 points while JaVale McGee and Brandon Ingram had 10 points each.
Beasley, who’s mother passed away due to cancer, rejoined the team on January 4th when the Lakers played the New York Knicks. He’s been averaging 12.2 points over the past four games.
Beas is now expected to be part of the Lakers’ rotation, and his scoring will be greatly needed especially since the Lakers are still missing the services of LeBron James.