The Los Angeles Lakers won by their largest margin of the season on Tuesday night, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 113-95 at Staples Center, after nearly two weeks on the road. Kobe Bryant was once again back to looking like himself, scoring 22 points and dishing out six assists, and as Byron Scott said after the game, “deferring” to the younger players.
As a team, the Lakers had 26 assists, a season-high. Rookie D’Angelo Russell contributed seven of those, to go along with his 19 points, despite coming off the bench. Speaking of the second unit, Julius Randle added another double-double to his collection, finishing with 14 points and 14 rebounds in his 25 minutes.
In the postgame videos below, Bryant is surprised that the severe aches and pains that plagued him at the beginning of the season are starting to simmer down. Randle figures out what has started to click against the Bucks, and Scott discusses where Russell needs to grow as a leader.
Postgame Thoughts And Reaction After Lakers 18-Point Win Over Bucks
Julius Randle After Another Double-Double Off The Bench
Kobe Bryant Pinpoints Where He’s Seeing D’Angelo Russell Develop
Byron Scott On Kobe ‘Deferring’ And ‘Stepping Aside’ For Younger Players