The Los Angeles Lakers have had several ups and downs this season, but that hasn’t kept them from making history.
You never know what version of the Lakers you’re gonna get.
There’s no in-between.
Fortunately for the fans tuning in during MLK, they witnessed Darvin Ham‘s team at their best during the win over the Houston Rockets.
In fact, the Lakers were so good that they set a new franchise record for the fewest turnovers in a game (2), breaking a mark (3) that had happened twice in history, once in 2001 and once in 2011.
The Lakers set a record for the franchise with only two turnovers tonight. Previous low was 3, twice, in 2001 and 2011.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 17, 2023
Of course, there’s not much to brag about after beating the bottom-feeding, young, and rebuilding Houston Rockets, but it’s not like the Lakers have had a lot of moral victories this season, so they better take one when they get one.
Anthony Davis continues to nurse a foot injury and still has no timetable to return, albeit the latest reports state that he’s progressing well and could be back in the near future.
But still, it would take a lot of heavy lifting to turn this Lakers season around, even with a fully healthy Davis.
Right now, the Lakers are 20-24 and are in the 13th spot in the Western Conference.
They’re just a handful of games behind in the play-in tournament picture, but if they need to have a near-perfect game to beat the Rockets at home by eight, that’s not very encouraging.