Lonzo Ball And Brandon Ingram's Late Night Phone Call Sparks A Lakers Win

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It’s nicely documented that the Los Angeles Lakers have struggled with out LeBron James and Rajan Rondo within the lineup. Since their absence, it has been as much as Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram to step up their play and lead the Lakers. After just a few losses in a row, head coach Luke Walton known as out his two younger gamers, saying they wanted to be higher. On Monday evening, Ball and Ingram rose to the event, main the cost in a 107-97 victory towards the Dallas Mavericks.

According to ESPN, Ball and Ingram had a late-night telephone name the place the 2 talked about their coaches problem. They got here away from the speak impressed as Ball dropped 21 factors and Ingram scored a season-high 29 factors. 

“I simply thought we needed to step up,” Ball said. “We received to be loads higher if we wish to win video games, and the efficiency we had yesterday wasn’t going to get it accomplished.”

Lonzo Ball And Brandon Ingram's Late Night Phone Call Sparks A Lakers Win

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Ingram spoke on how Walton’s problem is one thing he embraces as he is aware of he must work on changing into a greater participant.

Per ESPN:

“Me and Luke have quite a few talks about quite a few issues. I feel it is at all times motivational talks to see what I can do on the basketball ground. It’s not simply what he mentioned to y’all, it is fixed speak of how I will be higher, how I will be extra constant. Whatever it’s, I simply attempt to take the problem. Just attempt to be higher.”

The Lakers are sitting on the eighth and ultimate playoff spot within the Western Conference.