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Patrick Beverley said that the Lakers are building a brotherhood after the second preseason game against the Suns. Part of that is teammates supporting each other.

There is a noticeable difference between how the bench responds to the events on the court compared to last year. However, sometimes it can be costly.

During the third quarter of the game between the Lakers and the Suns Damian Jones made a two-handed dunk to give Los Angeles a 13-point lead. The bench stood in celebration with Thomas Bryant being one of the most active ones. He stepped on the court and was quickly given a technical foul.