This night started with Lakers coach Luke Walton having to answer questions about LaVar Ball telling Bleacher Report that he feels the coaching staff has been too “soft” on his son. Those close to the elder Ball indicated to ESPN that he meant that the coaches could be harder on his son rather than criticizing the Lakers’ staff.
The Lakers then came out and were horrible at times in the first half, almost as if they were looking ahead to the Thanksgiving break. After playing a back-to-back set against Chicago and then a game in Sacramento on Wednesday, the Lakers have a rare four-day break before playing the Clippers on Monday.
Ball picks up 13 rebounds in Lakers’ victoryLonzo Ball drops eight points, picks up 13 rebounds and dishes out four assists to help the Lakers past the Bulls 103-94 at Staples Center.
Along with the push from a 6-4, 307-pound lineman.
All three teams improved to 7-2 and the Saints tied the Eagles with the season’s longest winning streak with their seventh straight victory. Saints quarterback Drew Brees didn’t throw a touchdown pass against the Bills, but he didn’t have to as the Saints ran for six touchdowns in a dominant 47-10 victory in Buffalo.
The Vikings also had an impressive road win as Case Keenum threw four touchdown passes in a 38-30 win over the Redskins. Keenum was picked twice, but a 21-point second quarter helped the Vikings hold a 28-17 halftime lead. A 7-yard touchdown pass to Jarius Wright in the third quarter extended the margin and the Vikings held off the Redskins for the win.
Then there are the Rams, who must be taken seriously as their big-play offense continues to roll with a 33-7 win over the Texans. After sputtering with just three field goals in the first half, the Rams erupted with three touchdowns in the third quarter as Robert Woods had the best game of his career.