Los Angeles Lakers: 4 Lessons from win over New York Knicks

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Lake Show Life would like to interrupt this post game report for a Alex Caruso “CaruShow” update!

Alex Caruso dribbles the ball up court to the right-wing. He hits Kevin Knox with a hesitation move that freezes not only him but his teammate Damyean Dotson. Then Caruso goes to the basket for a reverse slam. Kevin Knox, say cheese and smile for the camera.


Alex Caruso finished with two points. Back to your regularly scheduled post game from Lake Show Life!

The Los Angeles Lakers have found a new hobby. They seem to love blocking shots these days. Against the Detroit Pistons, they blocked an absurd 20 shots. Pistons center, Andre Drummond was blocked six times. Not only that, the blocked shots are fueling the fast break. Here’s a perfect example.


Lake Show Life has warned the NBA teams since opening night, that players have to dunk the ball. This team doesn’t give up layups. As you see here AD just threw the ball away to start the fast break. KCP set up on the wing, had Mitchell Robinson yelling WHEEEEEEE as he flew by on a one way ticket to the paratrooper club as KCP knocked down the 3-point shot.

Speaking of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

He had an outstanding game. In a game that was limited because of the Portis foul, KCP scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting. He shot 3-of-4 from the 3-point line. Watching this guy play with so much confidence after the first two disastrous games of the season is amazing.

He is now ranked 8th in the NBA in 3-point percentage and he passed Lamar Odom on the all time Lakers 3-point list.

Kyle Kuzma, it’s time for some tough love.