Luke Walton Encouraged By Number Of Lakers Scoring In Double-Figures

Led by a season-high 44 points from LeBron James, five Los Angeles Lakers scored in double-figures in a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, which was the team’s fourth straight win. The previous two games were more of the same, as five also scored at least 10 against the Atlanta Hawks, and six were in double-figures in a win over the Sacramento Kings.

This has been a regular occurrence as Lakers head coach Luke Walton’s team has five players averaging at least 10 points this season, with three others averaging at least eight. Though, one of those — Rajon Rondo — is now set to miss at least four weeks after undergoing hand surgery.

For Walton this is a product of the style he wants his team to play every night. “It tells me we’re playing the way we want to play, and that’s a selfless style of basketball,” he said. “We’ve got to still get better at it. We have too many possessions where I feel like guys are open and we don’t make that extra pass.

“But I think when you get multiple guys scoring in double-figures it means you’re trusting your teammates and they’re doing a nice job of scoring when you get the opportunity.”