Lakers’ Shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope talks to the media post his lights-out shooting night against the Bucks
The Los Angeles Lakers avoided losing two in a row, as they made a comeback to win over the Bucks. The Lakers rode on LeBron James and KCP’s lights-out shooting, as the two combined for 13/20 from the 3 point line.
LeBron James ended the night with his season-high 34 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists. KCP had himself 23 points, connecting on 7/10 three-point attempts.
The Bucks had all 5 starters in double digits, with Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way with his 25 points and 12 rebounds. Unfortunately for them, it wasn’t enough to stop the defending champions. The Lakers were on fire from beyond the arc today, connecting on 51% of their looks.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shares a major play from the Lakers’ playbook
After the game, KCP was stopped on the court for a post-game interview. KCP had a huge game tonight, and he was excited to talk about it. Initially, he talked about how playing with LeBron and Anthony Davis has helped him blossom.
Then KCP went on to talk about how the Lakers look to attack. According to him, the Lakers follow the mantra that is to get the ball to the paint. As soon as you get to the paint, you either know that you’re attacking the rim, or you can pass it out to an open man for a trey.
“Playing with AD & Bron last year, I know where to find my spots.” @CaldwellPope (23 PTS, 7/10 3PT) with @LakersReporter on his teammates getting him good looks and the #Lakers continuing to grow as a team. pic.twitter.com/DCcxmjQ4Cz
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) January 22, 2021
The Lakers won the first game of their long 7-game road trip. It would be interesting to see how they handle themselves on the road-trip, which involves back-to-back games as well. They face the Bulls tomorrow on Saturday.