The Los Angeles Lakers will not go calmly on this good night. Despite the fact that they did not have anything to win and win, winning, they removed their rival Los Angeles Clippers on the night and threatened to do the same for Utah Jazz tonight. They controlled the beginning of the first half in this game, and both sides went back and forth for most of the first 24 minutes. Suddenly, the Lakers team, which did not have a chance against the lottery teams in March, is keeping pace with the playoffs in April.
Is this the point? No, but at least the last few games of the season were interesting. Lakers are getting amazing contributions from young players who have earned a look at the next season. If the team is going to play foolish games at the end of the regular season, then the least it can find ways to make these games meaningful for the next season. Lakers did it, even if they would have been better off losing to the world. Here are the best reactions to the first half of this night.