Talen Horton-Tucker stole the show for the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.
The two stars looked on as Talen Horton-Tucker did what he needs to do the cement minutes on the Los Angeles Lakers roster. He dominated the first half with 18 points in a win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. Lake Show Life wonders if Horton-Tucker’s nickname should be changed from THT to TNT…
When Lake Show Life started this series two seasons ago, there was plenty of things to point out with what was wrong with the Los Angeles Lakers.
- The weak side defense was bad.
- No one knew how to orchestrate Luke Walton’s offensive schemes (The Sacramento Kings fanbase can relate at times!).
- The biggest problem the team had was when LeBron James sat down to rest, the wheels would fall off the wagon with no one to initiate the offense.
- Oh, by the way, the Lakers just had trouble scoring period.
These days? Frank Vogel and the rest of the coaching staff will have to find a way to divvy out minutes to 11 dudes that easily start for the other 29 teams in the NBA. The Lake Show Life staff is sending a serious warning to the rest of the NBA.
The Los Angeles Lakers are deeper and more talented than the NBA title team of last year. It’s not even close!
Friday night’s preseason game against the Clips was ugly all around. On Sunday, the Lakers just made things ugly for their crosstown rivals. The Los Angeles Lakers smoked the Los Angeles Clippers like a two-pack of Kools, 131-106. Get used to every sports network (Television to online!) basically handing the Larry O’Brien trophy to the Lake Show. Let’s put this game in proper perspective.
- No LeBron James, no Anthony Davis, no Dennis Schroder, no Wesley Matthews (Rest), no Alex Caruso (Hurt hip flexor).
- The Los Angeles Clippers played their full complement of players with Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka (You know Montrezl Harrell’s “replacement”) and Paul George in the starting lineup.
With LeBron James and Anthony Davis continuing their modeling duties of Lakers gear resting up for their chance on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers allowed Talen Horton-Tucker some more Hollywood showcasing. Talen Horton-Tucker rose to the challenge and handed Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the rest of Clippers Nation business cards.
Whatever the South Bay Lakers are giving to Alex Caruso and Horton-Tucker, they need to bottle it, trademark it and sell it for $49.95. It’s no longer an accident that players are coming up to the main roster and holding their own.
After leading the team with 19 points against the Clippers on Friday, Horton-Tucker tore up the Staples Center Sunday, scoring 33 points. Only this time, it was with the efficiency of a seasoned pro. Another difference from Friday? After the team shot poorly in every aspect in the first preseason game, it seemed everything fell for the Lakers, especially from the 3 point line.
Lakers fans are probably having sweet dreams about what it’s going to be like when LeBron James and Anthony Davis return to the lineup. Get used to the 72-0 narratives all season long.
For the quick recap check out the story here.
To the new Los Angeles Lakers fans that are checking us out for the first time, welcome to Lake Show Life Lessons. Our extended post-game report with video analysis will cover the progress for the Los Angeles Lakers the entire season!
Over the next several pages we will provide highlights of certain players and coaches. Afterward, the comment section is loaded with knowledgeable fans adding their basketball knowledge. We usually start with the stars, but again none played. We have to go a different route.
Which one should we start with? Let’s get to Lesson One and find out!