LeBron James: Brandon Ingram makes worrying Lakers admission but delivers key vow

LeBron James: Brandon Ingram makes worrying Lakers admission but delivers key vow

LeBron James: Brandon Ingram makes worrying Lakers admission but delivers key vow

"I think we have the right intentions, to go out there and share the ball", he said. "That one comes and goes".

Playmaking is an area where so numerous Magic's players have improved this season, a big reason why Orlando ranks near the top in total assists and assist percentage.

The Los Angeles Lakers have won seven of their previous nine games. "But we're not going to win many games like that, when you turn the ball over 24 times and just have 10 assists".

He had eight points, three rebounds and an assist down the stretch to lift Los Angeles to a 109-104 win.

Gordon finished with 17 points, while Ross had 16 as Orlando ended a two-game slide.

It really shouldn't be a surprise that Orlando ranks high in limiting turnovers, considering Steve Clifford's teams in Charlotte perennially were among the best in this area during his five seasons as head coach of the Hornets.

It was far from being their most explosive offensive performance with things being out of sync throughout the night with sloppy play offensively, but Los Angeles was able to string together a strong game defensively that put them in the position to pull away late in the fourth quarter. The Lakers lost the first three games within that margin, but have won the past five. The Lakers held Utah under 30 per cent shooting for most of the first half, but then blew an 11-point lead in the final three minutes while committing 13 turnovers in the first half. Entering Sunday's action, they ranked fifth in the league in this category with 13.8 per game, fitting considering they coughed it up 14 times against the Lakers.

Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points for the Lakers, while Brandon Ingram added 17.

Ingram has been aggressive all season, but in the process he has forgotten how to move the ball. The Philadelphia star tallied 34 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.

Lakers coach Luke Walton said the team will absolutely live with that type of shot at the end of a game.

A key matchup in this game figures to be in the middle between Lakers centers JaVale McGee and Tyson Chandler and Utah center Rudy Gobert. It is understandable that they are scrutinized and picked apart more than other sequences in the game.

James is also struggling from the free throw line. The good news is that the Lakers are still playing well despite the fact that they are still developing team chemistry.

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