After about four months without basketball, the Los Angeles Lakers returned to the court for the first preseason game of the year against the Brooklyn Nets.
The Lakers and Nets went back and forth for three quarters. Los Angeles trailed 84-81 going into the fourth, but when both teams went deep with their reserves, Brooklyn’s squad had no issues against L.A.’s team, winning 123-97.
The star players for both teams didn’t play. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook headlined the injury report for L.A. while Brooklyn’s big three of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving, among others, didn’t feature.
Anthony Davis played in the first quarter, but the star of the show was Malik Monk, who received praise from peers like Davis for his performance.
Since it was the first game back in a while, Twitter had plenty to say. Here are some of the best tweets from the action: