LeBron James says Lonzo Ball is a 'complete' basketball player

LeBron James says Lonzo Ball is a 'complete' basketball player

The Lakers scored the game's first 13 points and jumped to a 23-point lead in the first quarter, but led only 56-50 at halftime after Sabonis' 14-point second quarter. The veteran big man is now averaging 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per contest while also shooting 62.6 percent from the field. After missing a three-pointer to open the quarter, he grabbed a rebound and assisted on a Brandon Ingram dunk.

Brandon Ingram scored 14 points and Josh Hart had 13 for the Lakers, who closed out the third quarter on a 17-6 run after IN took a 69-66 lead on a Tyreke Evans 3-pointer.

Highlighted by the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs, he averaged 34.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.7 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Pacers in seven games.

What seems to have gotten James back into the groove is that he's back in his comfort zone playing lots of point guard again.

Victor Oladipo sat out his sixth straight game for IN with a sore right knee, but the Lakers still needed James to close it out.

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The Pacers were almost as dominating in the second quarter as the Lakers were in the first, outscoring Los Angeles 35-18 while going 6 of 10 from 3-point range, while the Lakers were 0 of 6 from long distance in the quarter. They have now won 10 of their past 14 games.

Unfortunately for those Laker fans in attendance, they weren't treated to the most spectacular showing as the Nuggets came away with a dominant 117-85 victory over the Lakers.

Wright believes Walton has realised LeBron deserves freedom and that has resulted in the form of the Lakers improving.

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