Los Angeles Lakers: 3 things we learned from latest win in Miami

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(Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Lakers
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With the 18-point win on Thursday night in Miami, the Los Angeles Lakers kept their latest winning streak alive and extended it to four games.

So far, so good for the Los Angeles Lakers since the All-Star break. It turns out that maybe what this young team really did need was a pause in all of the commotion that was going on off the court pertaining to comments (again) from LaVar Ball.

Now the Los Angeles Lakers seem more poised than we’ve seen them be all season, and that’s great. Also, Isaiah Thomas was actually phenomenal in the game against the Heat, dropping 29 points and looking a lot more like the MVP version that he put on display when he was with the Boston Celtics.

The win was fueled in large part because of an incredible second quarter that the Lakers put together. After the first quarter, Miami was in front of Los Angeles by just three points, but LA followed that up with a 40 points second quarter to take an 11-point lead into halftime.


Thomas’ 29 points led all Lakers scorers, while all of the purple and gold were in double digits in terms of scoring with the exception of Lonzo Ball (8) and Ivica Zubac (6) — but nevertheless, they got the win at the end of the day.

This win was significant not just because it extended their winning streak, but was also a tremendous boost to the team’s confidence and absolutely speaks to their ability to win road games against quality opponents.

With that all in mind, here are my three takeaways from the big road win in Miami.