Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle Carry Lakers To 2nd Consecutive Win Without Lonzo Ball
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers appeared better-adjusted in a second consecutive game without Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, as they defeated the New York Knicks, 127-107. Brandon Ingram had 10 points in his return, shaking off rust from time missed as the game wore on.

Tyler Ennis had his spots, particularly early, where he controlled the tempo well, but it was Alex Caruso who shined in running the offense. His nine points and seven assists both were good for career highs.

Coming off an all-around effort that included pouring in a season-high 33 points, Jordan Clarkson was again stellar for the Lakers. He turned in a game-high 29 points, doing so on an efficient 12-for-19 from the field.

Julius Randle was also key for the Lakers, scoring 27 points to go with 12 rebounds and four assists.

While the Lakers went into the half with a four-point lead, the Knicks came out firing. Their first five baskets were all from 3-point territory, which led to New York taking a lead.

But for as well as the Knicks fared from the floor, their defense allowed the Lakers to remain in the game. But that also was not without Luke Walton removing his entire starting unit less than three minutes into the second half.

A run during the final minutes of the third quarter helped the Lakers put some distance between themselves and the Knicks, and they never lost their lead over the final 12 minutes.

Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 17 points, while Courtney Lee had 16. Michael Beasley was in foul trouble for much of the game but still managed to contribute with 17 points off the bench.

After setting an NBA record for worst free-throw shooting percentage, the Lakers made a more manageable 15 of 21 attempts.

WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION? CHECK OUT THE NEW LAKERSNATION FORUM CLUB

You May Also Like

Recap: Defense Shines Early, Lakers Hold On Late To Defeat Magic In Second Scrimmage

In their second scrimmage – against the Orlando Magic – the Los Angeles Lakers looked a little closer to regular season form with some hot shooting and stifling defense…

Westchester Knicks Top South Bay Lakers 119-113

EL SEGUNDO – The South Bay Lakers suffered their fourth loss of…

Lakers Vs. 76ers Preview & TV Info: LeBron James Expected To Pass Kobe Bryant To Conclude Grammy Road Trip

The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Philadelphia 76ers to finish their Grammy road trip with LeBron James slated to…

Los Angeles Lakers 2015 Preseason Highlights (VIDEO)

With the Los Angeles Lakers regular season kicking off tomorrow, Lakers Nation…