The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday at Staples Center. Los Angeles collected a five-point win over the visiting side 108-103 to put an end to their recent four-game losing streak. The Lakers now have two wins and a loss over the Grizzlies on the season. The L.A. team has clinched the season-series record over Memphis, as the two sides won't be meeting anymore this season.

D'Angelo Russell puts up another notable performance

Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell was a big reason behind his team's victory at Staples Center. The sophomore had an all-around performance as he scored 28 points to go along five assists and six rebounds.

He spent 36 minutes on the floor against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.

Except for Russell, the Lakers had big contributors in the names of Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr. and Thomas Robinson. The mentioned trio achieved a double-double performance -- Randle 18 points & 11 rebounds, Nance Jr. 12 points & 14 rebounds, Robinson 12 points & 10 rebounds.

Not the worst team in the West anymore

The Los Angeles Lakers have passed the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference standings after their win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The team now has a record of 22 wins and 55 losses on the season -- tied with the Suns -- but an edge is on the L.A. side. Also, the Lakers are no longer the second worst team in the NBA -- they're the third -- as the Brooklyn Nets in the East have 17 wins and 59 losses this season.

The Lakers would like to have a top-3 pick in the 2017 NBA draft, but this latest win won't be helping them in that bid.

Heading over to Texas

Next up for the Los Angeles Lakers will be the San Antonio Spurs in Texas on Wednesday at the AT&T Center. The two sides met three times this season, with the Spurs ended on the winning side each time -- once in Texas and twice in Southern California.

San Antonio blew out the Lakers by a 40-point margin the last time they met at AT&T Center. It remains to be seen if the Lakers can win against one of the best teams in the NBA.

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