over the last two months. Since January 7, the Lakers are 17-7 SU and 18-6 ATS. We saw a somewhat similar situation last year with the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets won half of their games the last month of the season; a respectable 10-11 SU and impressive 15-6 ATS. The Lakers are +2 home underdogs vs. Portland tonight.
“They’re growing up really quickly,” Coach Luke Walton said. “We see it happening and we’re excited about it. But the fact they just keep finding a way, it takes a team that believes in each other to do what they’ve done.”
“It means that we’re moving on to the right direction,” Kuzma said. “Means that we’re growing as a group. It’s been a long season, up and down. From losing nine straight to being one of the hottest teams in the league right now.”