Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Julius Randle hit 8-of-11 shots –- at one point making seven straight shots in the second quarter -- and scored 16 points. However, all his points came in the first half as he played just nine minutes in the second half with the game getting out of hand. Randle also only had one rebound and Luke Walton said the Lakers needed Randle to set the tone physically for them. "He was good," Walton said. "Obviously with Julius, I've said this all year, my expectations for him are high. And one of the things I challenged him to do, we have a young team, he's our physical presence, he's our guy that needs to bully other teams and he did that offensively tonight... Defensively, not just he, but we got pushed around. We need him to be not necessarily our tough guy, but our guy when we're getting pushed around, pushes back a little bit."