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Lakers ready to move past Rockets incident


The Los Angeles Lakers are not wasting any time and are now “moving on” from their home-opener incident with the Houston Rockets.

As reported by Mike Trudell, Lakers head coach Luke Walton said that the team discussed the fourth-quarter scuffle with the Rockets which led to multiple ejections. He shared that the team is moving on from the incident and even practiced with Rajon Rondo and Brandom Ingram — two members of the Lakers who were directly involved in the altercation.

Lonzo Ball, for his part, echoed Walton and the team’s claim. They are now looking forward to their game against the San Antonio Spurs. The 20-year-old point guard will likely take the starting role again as Rondo serves a three-game suspension without pay. Ingram, meanwhile, is set to miss four games due to the suspension.

Ball, who is coming off a minor offseason injury, also commented that his conditioning is getting better with each game, seemingly suggesting that he’s ready to take over in Rondo’s absence. Against the Rockets, Ball nailed 4-of-8 long-distance shots. He tallied 14 points, six rebounds, and four assists in 26 minutes of play.

In their first two games, the Lakers are 0-2. Critics believe that the Lakers will take some time before they completely develop a dependable chemistry.

There was much anticipation in their home debut, but it was spoiled by a loss and the scuffle which led to ejections and subsequent suspensions. Though it may seem that the incident could affect the Purple and Gold as they progress, the Lakers are bent on moving forward and away from the past.

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