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Lakers' Lonzo Ball focuses on basketball following brother's arrest in China

Lakers' Lonzo Ball focuses on basketball following brother's arrest in China

With the ability to create devastating crossovers and surprising scoring opportunities, Irving has been renowned for his ball handling for years. Ball addressed the matter again after the game and said this is getting in his head.

Additionally, the two teams hold the NBA's record for most finals appearances - the Lakers with 31 and the Celtics with 21 - in addition to the most championships - 16 for the Lakers and 17 for the Celtics.

With three weeks of NBA action in the books, we begin to get a feel for the contenders for the playoff race. They had their solidified starters, and some great depth with how Terry Rozier had been playing.

Tatum is averaging 13.5 points, six rebounds, and 1.5 three-pointers in 29.8 minutes per game this season. It's like the loud parent at the graduation clapping and being really loud.

Don't you think for a second that Celtics fans haven't noticed that their rookie, who was selected after Lonzo in the 2017 NBA draft, is outplaying Lakers fans' rookie. On Wednesday it was Baynes' turn along with Marcus Morris, who had 18 points, and Terry Rozier who added 14 points and eight rebounds. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. It's a long season.

The Timberwolves and the Warriors play tonight in Oakland, California, at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN.

His hustle played the biggest role in Boston's 107-96 victory over the Lakers Thursday (AEDT) at TD Garden. But the quick start was soon countered by a typical NBA run from the Lakers as the game turned from blowout-city to relatively exciting, back-and-forth hoops.

That said, LaVar has continually been in the media spotlight about what he says about his son that hasn't exactly rubbed everyone the right way.

However, he clearly has work to do. Irving nearly loses control of the ball, but he recovers, surveys his options, and makes the shot while fighting through traffic.

"He just has, we're hoping, a soft tissue injury in the ankle joint, which can sometimes take a while". He flew in from behind the Lakers after Rozier missed a 3-pointer, and he was able to cause enough commotion on an offensive rebound attempt to knock the ball out of bounds off of LA.