Magic makes clear to Lakers' Walton he expects more

Tyler Owen
November 4, 2018

The Lakers are playing about as well as expected at this point, considering the cast around James. They got out in transition, hit a few threes, got to the rim, got to the line.

Entering Friday night, they are 3-5, with just about every game going down to the wire.

Lakers: Home against Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Seth Curry now comes off the bench for the Blazers.

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When you consider that Klay was taken out of the game after breaking the record, it certainly could have been a much bigger night. Two-time defending champion Golden State's lone loss came in the third game of the season by two points at Denver on October 21.

The game appeared to be headed to overtime but the Mavericks veteran Wesley Matthews took it upon himself to intentionally foul James on the Lakers' final possession with two seconds left. So if I'm talking, I'm going to explain myself no matter what the situation is. Those two guys are going to stay in the game until we finish winning, and if we're winning by a lot then everybody else gets to play. I think this season has to settle in to see where we are with it. "You just have to learn each other and know what to expect out of one another, how to challenge each other". Matthews' driving bank shot pulled the Mavericks to 70-64 before the Lakers went on a 17-4 run - which included 10 points by James - to open their largest lead at 87-68 with 4:40 remaining in the third.

CJ McCollum also finished with 30 points, though he also had a hard time hitting from outside, going 2-of-8 from three.

Evan Turner and Zach Collins combined to score 21 points of the bench. McGee also had five blocked shots, making it his first game with at least 15 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks since January 14, 2012, with Washington.

"It doesn't bother me at all because I don't pay attention to it, I don't listen to it", James said Saturday... Los Angeles had 11 blocks to Portland's five. Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee each added 12 points. The Trail Blazers outrebounded the Lakers on the offensive glass, 16-9, resulting in a 17-14 advantage for Portland in second chance points.

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