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16-29, 4th in Pacific
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4hOhm Youngmisuk

Lakers hoping mind matters in solving FT woes

Luke Walton has had the Lakers go through monthly meditation sessions with Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of a meditation and mindfulness app company Headspace.

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Lonzo Ball did some running on a treadmill on Saturday, a week after he injured his knee in Dallas. Luke Walton says the rookie has to clear several more steps before returning to practice. Ball is out for Sunday's game. "There's some steps that come after the treadmill that you've got to go on the court," Walton said. "Do agility work, be able to cut, change direction, sprint all that type of stuff before you get to try to practice."

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Lonzo Ball (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Knicks. Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) are questionable to play.

Lakers go cold from the line (0:48)
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19hOhm Youngmisuk

Parody stripe: Lakers win with record-worst FTs

With three injured starters on the bench, the Lakers shot an abysmal 2-for-14 from the foul line -- the worst percentage in a game in NBA history -- but still managed to beat the Pacers on Friday.

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The Lakers shot 2-14 on free throws Friday, the lowest FT pct (14.3%) by any team in a game in NBA history with at least 10 attempts (ELIAS). Shaq only had 1 worse game in his Lakers career with at least 10 attempts (0-11 FT on Dec. 8, 2000)

Clarkson carries the Lakers to victory (1:05)

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The Lakers' free-throw woes continue. They made just 2-of-14 (14.3%) free throws tonight. The franchise's previous record low for free-throw percentage made was .278 and the two free throws made matches the team record for lowest amount of foul shots made.

Clarkson gets 4-point play to cap 33-point night (0:24)

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Jordan Clarkson carried the Lakers to a 99-86 win over the Pacers with 33 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. He made 14-of-19 from the field and finished two points shy of matching his career high.

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Jordan Clarkson has been feeling it all night. He has 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and converted a 4-point play with a 3 and the foul.

Oladipo spins his way in for a dunk (0:16)

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Jordan Clarkson is holding his right hand but appears to be OK.

Sabonis slams and gets fouled (0:24)
Oladipo flushes one in with a dunk (0:17)
Caruso rises to drop the hammer (0:30)
Nance slams one home in transition (0:16)
Lakers' block leads to layup (0:29)

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Brandon Ingram (ankle) is out against Indiana.


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"Lonzo is exactly what we need." O'Shea Jackson Jr. talks Lakers with ESPNLA 710's Mason & Ireland.

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Newly-signed Nigel Hayes was a huge Kobe Bryant fan and he recounted the time he met the Lakers legend while he was still playing at Wisconsin: "It actually helped me have a better appreciation for the role that I have as a leader... He actually was very simple. I said, ‘Kobe, I love you. I really do. I'm working hard to be half as good as you.' All he said was, ‘Keep working and you will.' Simple. But a lot of people skip over that working part. I just wanted to make sure I continue to do what I do. I got up extra shots here. Whatever you gotta do. It's the little things that people skip over that make the big difference."

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Julius Randle says he has spoken multiple times to Luke Walton about being the team's enforcer and bringing physicality, especially when the opponent is being physical and the Lakers need someone to push back. "He just says the effect it has on our team, so you kind of take that personal and run with it," Randle said. "It is part of a leadership position, it is good that guys kind of look after you, the energy and what you bring to the court and kind of follow that. It's cool."

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Luke Walton said Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is feeling much better and that the training staff is pleased with where the guard's strained Achilles tendon is heading. While Caldwell-Pope isn't playing on Friday, Walton admits the guard returning on Sunday against New York is a possibility. "But it's an Achilles, so we won't rush it," Walton cautioned. "If he's feeling good and ready to go Sunday, we'll play him, it's an early game. If not we'll wait until Tuesday."

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Luke Walton says the team will want to ideally see Lonzo Ball go through a practice before the rookie point guard returns to action. Ball shot a few free throws in slides at the end of shootaround on Friday. The Lakers could practice on Friday before they play the Knicks on Sunday. The next practice time after that could be Monday before Tuesday's game against Boston. Following that, the Lakers have two days before playing at Chicago on Friday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.111th
Rebounds Per Game46.33rd
Assists Per Game23.66th
Points Allowed110.027th

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