In Los Angeles During his media appearance at All-Star weekend, LeBron James established the stakes for the next 23 games of the Lakers' regular season.

Lakers’ D'Angelo Russell

The Lakers followed James' instructions and defeated the Golden State Warriors 124-111 on Thursday at Arena. This improved their record to 28-32 overall and made them 3-1 since restructuring the squad with a number of trades before the trade deadline.

Russell, who injured his right ankle during the opening period of the Lakers' victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night at Arena, will probably not play on Sunday, according to Lakers coach Darvin Johnson.