Lakers brass shows support for Luke Walton days after LaVar Ball's comments

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Rather than go to the hot hand of Jordan Clarkson, who hit a couple big shots in the final three minutes of the game, LA gave the ball to Randle.

Head to head, the over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Los Angeles. "For a player who only had one year in college, his ability to come in as a driver right away, then they took that away, he shoots the outside jumper".

The Lakers had competitive energy early in the game, ending the first quarter with a 20-15 advantage. The Lakers won in overtime, 107-101. The Lakers called a timeout but couldn't get off a clean shot before the buzzer. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

The proposed deal was reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, saying that the Lakers and Dallas Mavericks held initial talks on a swap involving Randle and Mavs center Nerlens Noel. They have obviously done it now, so better late than never, but it would be hard to believe the rumors will stop anytime soon. With 5:33 left in the game, Dorsey was subbed in and scored his first three pointer of the night on the next Hawks possession.

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Perhaps she read our column on how the Lakers need to be saved from themselves in the wake of the latest LaVar Ball fiasco. The Lakers now have a 14-27 record at the season's midseason mark, and are on pace to win only two more games than the team did in its previous campaign. At one stage, the Lakers led the National Basketball Association in bench scoring, with Randle playing a major role in that unit.

It's the team's fourth consecutive win, though it was certainly in jeopardy.

Magic Johnson also got in on the action, expressing his excitement over the team's current four-game winning streak.

Wesley Matthews made a pair of free throws with 42 seconds remaining in overtime.

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The Purple and Gold enforced a high level of defense with 15 steals, five coming from guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

After Barnes tied the score, the Lakers inbounded to Randle, who attempted to back down Dwight Powell but lost the ball as he tried to turn.

After Randle almost turned it over, Ball picked up the basketball and forced up a desperation shot that was well short.

Walton used to play for the Lakers from 2003 to 2012 before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers the following year.

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