Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron and the bench overcome Memphis, 5 Lessons

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The Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to three games.

The Los Angeles Lakers played the first of consecutive games against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. This was a game of runs as the Lakers started the game on fire then the energy left the arena as they let a injury depleted Grizzlies squad stick around. When it was winning time, the fact remains the Lakers have LeBron James and Anthony Davis and other teams don’t.

Lake Show Life breaks down what else happened in Lake Show Life Lessons! The only Los Angeles Lakers extended post-game report with in-depth analysis and highlights.

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting numbers left side of the win column. The question is, are the Lakers winning games because of strong execution or are they just surviving because of talent? They are not the same thing and the latter seems to be the story these days.

After sweeping a two game set against the San Antonio Spurs, the champs started a new one with the Memphis Grizzlies, a team without Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Justise Winslow. To most fans looking at the schedule, this should be a easy victory.

They would be wrong. The Memphis Grizzlies play hard every night and already own a win over the Brooklyn Nets. Thanks to a total bench effort and LeBron James going crazy in the fourth quarter, there was not a repeat performance.

Despite a strong effort from the Memphis Grizzlies, the Los Angeles Lakers eventually ran away to their third straight win 108-94.

Like the back to back games in San Antonio, the story is about talent.

Championship contenders have superstars. The rest get ready for the lottery. The Lake Show have two of the best players in the NBA and the Grizz had none. Without their top two players in Morant or Jackson Jr., Memphis did not have enough firepower to last 48 minutes.

The two teams run it back on Tuesday as the Lakers try to extend their winning streak to four games. The Lakers are 5-2 on the season. Interesting fact: The Lakers are undefeated on the road. After achieving the NBA’s third all time best road record last year at 26-6, the Lake Show are the league’s road warriors.

Before we get started, Lake Show Life would like to give out condolences to Paul Westphal’s family. Paul Westphal passed over the weekend after a battle with cancer. He was a NBA lifer who was loved and respected by many around the league. Rest in peace Mr. Westphal.

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.

Let’s get to Lesson One to find out who!

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