They have not come out in complete support of him, with respect to the LaVar Ball statement but that could also be to get rid of the matter as soon as possible.
Los Angeles went on a 16-3 run in the opening minutes of the second quarter that culminated in a transition 3-pointer by Ball and a basket by Larry Nance Jr. off a pass from Josh Hart.
What to do the next time they lose two in a row and LaVar sees guys aren't high-fiving each other coming out of the game?
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The Ragin' Cajuns (15-3, 5-0), who have won 11 straight conference games including last season, had their largest margin of victory against ULM.
Ball managed to control the pace of the game.
A rough shoulder injury for Lonzo Ball healed up just in time for him to help the Los Angeles Lakers snap their nine-game losing streak.
Many would question putting the Lakers (15-27) in that category, but Los Angeles undeniably is stocked with talented young players who appear to be finding their way, as evidenced by the Lakers' season-high four-game winning streak.
Kyle Kuzma also put together an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double while shooting 8-of-13 from the field.More news: Pablo Fornals Scores Late as Villarreal Beats Real Madrid 1-0
Johnson's biggest task will be to give Ball - who is averaging 12 points, 10.3 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 3.3 steals in his past three games - superstars to pass to.
The victory was the team's 12th consecutive win over Sacramento and they have not lost to the Kings since November 15, 2014. "We got close a couple of times, but then we would turn it over some more due to [the Lakers'] defensive pressure".
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had left the door open for Dallas in the fourth quarter by splitting a pair of free throws with 11.6 seconds remaining that left the Lakers with just a 95-93 lead.
Lonzo returned to the court in the fourth, and the Lakers scored dunks early.
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