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Montrezl Harrell addressed the struggles of the Lakers and how the defending champions are trying to play through them.

Harrell noted the Lakers are fighting to win games without LeBron James and Anthony Davis, not just to ‘keep their head above the water’.

“We’re not just looking to hold on or just try to keep our head above water without those guys. We’re trying to compete and win games.

It just feels good to get back in the winning column tonight,” Montrezl Harrell said, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation.

Harrell had 24 points (10/15 shooting) and 10 rebounds against the Cleveland Cavaliers, helping the Lakers earn the 86-100 win.