Lakers News: LeBron James & Anthony Davis Happy With Spencer Dinwiddie Stepping…

Not only did the Los Angeles Lakers score an impressive 150 points against the Indiana Pacers, but they achieved this feat without the contribution of D’Angelo Russell, their third leading scorer.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the way, but with Russell out due to illness, the Lakers turned to Spencer Dinwiddie for the start and he delivered in a huge way.

In his second start in a Lakers uniform, Dinwiddie contributed 26 points and five assists on 8-of-11 shooting from the field. There had been questions about Dinwiddie who hasn’t had the best offensive showings since joining the team, but his Lakers teammates regularly said that Dinwiddie was more than capable when the team needed him and LeBron believes this performance showed exactly that.That just shows what type of player he is and the person he is to be able to adjust his game to whatever the game fits and needs,” LeBron said after the win. “And tonight we needed him to score and be aggressive. You asked me the other day about how to unlock him, and I told you I wouldn’t tell you. He did it tonight.”

Dinwiddie is a player used to having the ball in his hands, but the Lakers haven’t asked him to do that much. But with Russell out, there was a need for him to step into that old role and he did so seamlessly. Davis noted the Lakers needed him to be aggressive and Anthony Davis echoed that.Dinwiddie gives this Lakers team an excellent reserve option and if they can get healthy with players such as Jarred Vanderbilt and Gabe Vincent returning, the Lakers can give a lot of teams fits down the stretch and into the postseason.

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