For one evening, the world acquired a glimpse of what the Lakers might be, a 48-minute style of what’s attainable. Yes, Tuesday’s 106–96 win got here in opposition to the Zombie Nets, who have been with out Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who cycled by means of 11 gamers in the first half looking for the proper lineups (sorry, Blake Griffin) and wanted a 33-point evening from James Harden simply to remain aggressive.





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