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Lakers newcomers Malik Monk and Austin Reaves came off to provide a boost for their team in a win against the Grizzlies. The former had 12 points while the latter added 4.

According to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, both players did a great job. “They were terrific,” he said. “I didn’t expect to put Austin [Reaves] on Ja Morant but it ended up that way because he’s just playing well on both sides of the ball. He did a good job competing. Every time his number’s called, he gets in there and plays well.

“I love Monk’s instincts for the game. I really do. His scoring instincts. But just using his athleticism defensively, getting up to speed with how we want to execute our defensive schemes. He’s really coming along with that. Both those guys are a huge part of the win.”