The Lakers got an impressive win over the Warriors till the last moment of the game when coach Darvin Ham revealed what meant for them
Following the huge win against the Chicago Bulls, the Lakers started their 6-game road trip at Golden State Warriors, the team was able to get the win over Steph Curry and Co. But not without giving their best effort as the contest became one of the best of all year.
The game had double overtime as the two teams exchanged haymakers all night in what was a back-and-forth game. The Lakers ultimately came out on top when things were looking grim as Steph Curry scored a 3-pointer to take the lead by one point with only 4 seconds left on the clock.
But LeBron James took the ball, drove to the rim, and got hit by Draymond Green, which helped him to go to the line where he scored the two of them to give LA the lead with one second left in the clock, but ultimately, the Lakers got the win.
Darvin Ham spoke about what the win means for the Lakers starting their 6-games road trip. “Just trying to stay positive. Again, like we always say, one of our mantras is the next play mentality. I said it before the game, you can play perfect defense, one little inch you give away and they’re gonna make you pay. But just trying to control myself first and foremost as a basketball fan. They should be really happy in New York, this was a hell of a basketball game, a high level basketball game. Two legends going back and forth, two great organizations. It was fun to be a part of. It’s just one of those wins where we showed our character. Our group is really coming together. Just the way they competed, the way they shared, did the little things. You look at Bron with 19 defensive rebounds, 36-20-12, Vando all night hawking Steph, hawking Klay. Just everybody, AR, DLo, just burning the net off. This was a gutsy win. Everybody participated, AD going down and coming back. We needed one of these. This is a hell of a shot in the arm for our group.”
Coach Darvin Ham is starting to trend in the right direction with his coaching
Ham improving his lineups and rotations has played a big role in the Lakers’ recent stretch in which they have won five of their last seven. Although there are still some things to be sorted out, Ham has this team playing hard in hopes of a second-half turnaround similar to last season. With a big road trip underway, picking up a win over the Warriors was a good way for Ham and the Lakers to continue building momentum.