The Los Angeles Lakers left their fans smiling for a change on Sunday night, taking down the Brooklyn Nets with an impressive and inspiring 116-103 victory.
This halted a five-game losing streak and actually showed some depth and power from multiple people.
Anthony Davis was looking like his old self again with a massive 37 points and 18 rebounds.
But he wasn’t alone – other players on the roster came to play.
Lonnie Walker vs the Nets:
He is shooting 55% from 3 in his last 6 games 🔥 pic.twitter.com/a9mu2YH6bm
— Lakers All Day Everyday (@LADEig) November 14, 2022
One of those players was Lonnie Walker, who scored 25 points and was 4-of-5 from beyond the three-point line.
Walker has been building an impressive three-point resume over the last few weeks.
In fact, he has been 55% from the three in his last six games.
The Lakers need all the help they can get and Walker is proving he’s going to try his hardest to give it to them.
Sky Walker Flies High
Walker summarizes all of the things that the Lakers lack: he’s a strong shooter who is young and plays with speed and urgency.
He was a special talent while playing for the San Antonio Spurs but he’s come to life since moving to LA with an average of 16.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists with a three-point percentage of 35.7%.
That ranks him among the best three-point shooters on the team and it’s no surprise that head coach Darvin Ham is giving him more attention and more time to shine.
Now the question is how much he can really help the Lakers in the months ahead.
The team secured a much-needed win on Sunday but they are still so, so far from good with a pitiful 3-10 record.
Walker will have to stay consistent and have many games like Sunday’s if he wishes to remain a permanent presence on the floor and have a permanent place in the hearts of all Lakers fans.