The Los Angeles Lakers were truly lost last season, all with the exception of a couple of players. One of them was LeBron James, who was injured for much of it, and the other was Kyle Kuzma.
Kuzma once again, to no real surprise, picked up the mantle as the man to carry the load on his shoulders on Tuesday night as he helped the Lakers squeeze past the pesky Chicago Bulls in the Windy City. With LeBron James needing a rest after a big third quarter and Anthony Davis in foul trouble, Kuzma was the one to step to the tune of pouring in 11 of his 15 total points in the final quarter. At one stage in the fourth, they went from 13 down to three in front in less than four minutes, keyed by Kuzma. In the end, LeBron still finished with a ridiculous stat line in the 118-112 victory, putting up 30 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds for a monster triple-double. Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 26 points in the loss. The Lakers are now 6-1 on the new season, while the Bulls fell to 2-6.