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Javale Mc Gee of the Los Angeles Lakers at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday

The 30 missed three-pointers is a season high and also the worst percentage in Lakers history when the team has shot attempted more than 30 three-pointers.

"I'm always fresh", James said at the start of the season, per ESPN.

In addition to heaping praise on James, Walton noted the contribution of the entire team after a game in which Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope all scored in double figures. "People are going to be talking about us, but that's not how it's going right now". Still, Josh Hart noted that while playing without Ball would be hard, the Lakers still have games to win. Walton has adjusted, and now when James is running the show, Walton will typically just let him call the game. First, there was chatter from the Lakers brass that LeBron would play center in a small-ball lineup, despite LeBron's career-long hesitance and distaste for doing exactly that.

Jalen Rose thinks LeBron will eventually push Luke Walton out and get his own coach who will allow him to do what he wants.

Copa Libertadores thrown into chaos as Boca bus is attacked
The decision led to violence inside and outside of the ground with at least 30 people arrested, according to local media. Boca fans could not attend the final at the Monumental de Nunez Stadium because of a 2013 ban on away fans in Argentina.

"Basically minutes, trying to make sure we don't overplay him and then also usage of the ball in his hands", Johnson told SiriusXM NBA Radio.

"I got to be at 100 percent the way I play", Oladipo said at the team's shoot-around Thursday.

When he tripped backward over Malik Beasley with just under two minutes left in the second quarter, Ball gave the Lakers a pretty clear glimpse of what life might look like if the injury ends up costing him more time.

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