Lakers will not go 0-82, pick up first win of season against Nuggets as Russell Westbrook plays well off bench

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Rejoice, Lakers fans. Your awful-shooting, uncomfortable, probably-should-be-blown-up group will not go 0-82 this season after a 121-110 win over the going to Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. The Lakers are now 1-5 with 2 day of rests prior to hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. 

Another initially came out of Sunday’s win: Russell Westbrook, who came off the bench, was a game-high plus-18. That’s the very first time he’s signed up a favorable point differential this season.

Westbrook, with 18 points, 8 boards and 8 helps on 6-of-12 shooting (consisting of 2 of 4 from 3), was legally excellent versus the Nuggets, and by the end of the video game the L.A. crowd, which has actually generally been secured a cumulative groan each time Westbrook has actually touched the ball this season, was truthfully going wild for/with the person. 

This has all the feel of a fanbase and gamer that understands how desperate this season has actually currently ended up being and is resigned to discovering any factor at all to commemorate. After the video game, Westbrook — who, to his credit, has actually stayed cheerful on the court while cheering at every turn for his colleagues when he’s been on the bench — stated he will never ever let anybody from outdoors his tight circle rob him of his pleasure, and he’s been real to that claim. 

It’s been a difficult go for Westbrook, no doubt. A great deal of it is Westbrook’s fault, and a great deal of it is basic supervisor Rob Pelinka’s fault for trading for him in the very first location and after that worsening that relocation by putting him in the worst possible position to have what bit favorable effect he can still have on a group. 

But for one night, Westbrook and the Lakers did excellent. He vibrated after a layup and bent with Austin Reaves. Anthony Davis — who supposedly approached Westbrook in the locker space to inform him how happy he is of him for the method he’s accepted the bench function — and LeBron James integrated for 49 points, 21 rebounds and 10 helps. The fans stood and cheered “Let’s go Lakers!”

Who states you can’t be romantic about basketball?

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