NBA DAILY DRIBBLE: End the season! The Lakers own the eighth seed!


NBA results, November 22, 2017

LA Lakers 103 – Chcago Bulls 94

Three things that happened in the NBA today

1. The Lakers are in the running for the Playoffs…

…as of this very moment at least.

The LA Lakers overcame a 19-point third quarter deficit to complete their biggest comeback of the season. The Lakers were still down by six points late in the game when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope staged an 11-0 run to overtake the Bulls. His back-to-back three-pointers in the fourth quarter completed the come-from-behind win.

It was the bench mob that got the comeback started. Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and Josh Hart all played big in the third and early fourth quarter to get the Lakers to within striking distance. The Laker starters finished what their second unit started led by KCP.

With this win, the Lakers take solo eighth in the West.

Stop the regular season now!

2. Kyle Kuzma continues to impress

The Lakers have an excellent rookie on the team. And his dad isn’t as loud as the other rookie’s.

Kyle Kuzma led the lakers in scoring once again. The smooth forward scored 22 points and did it in such an efficient manner. He hit 7/15 shots, including 4/7 from beyond the arc. Kuzma started the game 4/4 and was the only bright spot in the first half.

For the season, Kuz is averaging 16.8 points on 50.4 shooting. He’s looked like the best Laker for a lot of games this season and has the makings of a future star in LA.

3. Randle was buried by Blakeney

Bulls player (not star) Antonio Blakeney effectively buried Julius Randle when he slammed on the Lakers forward.

Did an NBA jersey rip today?

No. But RIP Julius Ran…

Wait. Randle is back! Randle comes back to life!

That’s the rule. You get dunked on, you go to graveyard. But you come back to life when you get them back.

Welcome back, Julius.

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