Kyle Kuzma started in place of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ribs) on Monday and ended up hitting the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left on the clock in an intense game against the Nuggets.
Kuzma finished with one of his best games of the year, hitting 10-of-15 shots and 2-of-4 3-pointers to finish with 22 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. His final shot was impressive and happened with both LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the floor, and was over the outstretched arm of Bol Bol. The Lakers ran their starters the whole night even though the Nuggets didn't play their starters in the final quarter. This might have been the Lakers' last hurrah as far as trying to gain some chemistry going into the playoffs, so you'll want to check the newsfeed closely to make sure the starters are going to play in their final regular-season game against the Kings on Thursday. The Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak with the much-needed win. It will also be interesting to see if the Lakers might consider starting Kuzma over KCP in the playoffs after tonight's performance, although we'd guess the starting job is still KCP's. Aug 10 11:47 pm (EST)
- Kyle Kuzma will start in place of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ribs) on Monday vs. the Nuggets.
- Kyle Kuzma, starting for LeBron James (groin) hit 8-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes of Thursday's loss to the Rockets.
- Kyle Kuzma contributed just 10 points, three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes on Wednesday. All Kyle Kuzma News
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