Here is what you need to know before the Lakers complete their back-to-back against the Golden State Warriors.
1) L.A.’s passing hit historic levels
The key to the Lakers’ shootout win in Phoenix last night was an eruption of ball movement, as the Lakers ended the night with 39 assists — their most in 10 years.
Nine different players dropped a dime for L.A., and eight of them had multiple. LeBron James, the NBA’s assists leader, was naturally at the forefront with 11, while Rajon Rondo came off the bench and had seven in his season debut.