The Lakers (9-12) started a six-game road trip with a win over the Bucks (15-6) in Milwaukee (133-129). Anthony Davis went off in this game with 44 points and 10 rebounds in 40 minutes of play.
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham was delighted with the way his team performed, especially the Big 3 of Davis, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.
“It was a beautiful night,” Ham said after the game. “Wonderful, wonderful night for our team, our franchise and a great way to start a six-game road trip.”
He also called for his team to not get carried away with a big win and bring that same level of competitiveness to every game, regardless of the opponent.
“This just can’t be a one-game thing,” he said. “It’s easy to get up for a team like the Bucks. It’s easy to get up for the Celtics, it’s easy to get up for Golden State. This is something we have to do every time we step on the floor.
“And again, it’s not about who we’re playing, it’s about how we want to represent ourselves as the Los Angeles Lakers. I think tonight will go a long way in helping us consistent at this level of competitiveness to each and every game.”
Next game for the Lakers is against the Wizards on Sunday.