By Christian Rivas
The Los Angeles Lakers got the best of the Golden State Warriors 123-113 in what was the first of their two scheduled meetings in the preseason. With a win on Wednesday, the Lakers move to 2-3 in the preseason.
While Lonzo Ball, who made his preseason debut, was all the talk going into the game, it was Brandon Ingram that shined for the Lakers yet again.
In 25 minutes on Wednesday, Ingram put up 26 points, 15 of which came from the charity stripe. Ingram showed a knack for getting to the free throw line last season, but it didn’t show up in the box score because he made just 68 percent of his free throw attempts. Against the Warriors, Ingram made 15 of his 17 free throws.
Ingram’s ability to knock down free throws this season could be the difference between him averaging 16 points per game, which is what he averaged last season, to him averaging 20 points per game. This marked Ingram’s second 20-plus point game outing of the preseason.
The Lakers also got some nice production from a man named LeBron James, who cruised to 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in just over 17 minutes on the floor. James watched the second half of the game from the sideline, as he has done for the entirety of the preseason, but he made sure to leave his mark on the game before the end of the first...