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Lakers win over Hornets 110-99 at second stop of road trip

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-12-10 15:32
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LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers defeated Hornets 110-99 in Charlotte of North Carolina Saturday night, winning their second straight game of road trip to the eastern coast.

Leading by bench players Joradan Clarkson and Julius Randle, the Lakers outscored their hosts in the fourth quarter with a 26-8 run. Clarkson scored 14 of his team-high 22 points in that final period with 9 minutes left.

The Hornets' 32-year-old center Dwight Howard, who's once a Laker, was selected by the young Lakers as the attacking point, and Lakers player Kyle Kuzma said after the game that the idea was to "make him move his feet."

Lakers' so called "future star" Lonzo Ball took only 5 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists.

Kobe Bryant, the Lakers' former all star player, shared his opinions on Lonzo Ball in an interview with Spectrum SportsNet in Los Angeles before the match, saying "he needs to get better now."

"Kuzma, better now. Randle, better now. Players, you want that now," Kobe said.

"We never thought, 'OK, we're going to win four years from now' ... in the process of having that impatience, you develop. If you're just patiently going about it, you'll never get there. For players, it's kind of patient impatience," he added.

Lakers won over Philadelphia 76ers Thursday, and their next stop is New York on Tuesday.

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