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Five takeaways from the Lakers' 100-93 win over Phoenix

“It’s the way we want to play.”Luke Walton repeated the phrase before heading into the locker room after his team had picked up a 100-93 win in Phoenix, but he wasn’t talking about the way his team ended up looking Monday night.The long-term goals for the Lakers, which are every bit as important as the short-term successes, revolve around a very clear style, one in which the team eschews dribbling for passing.The plan, simply, is for the team to be completely infected by rookie point guard Lonzo Ball’s willingness to share the basketball that it becomes impossible for the unit to function unless it’s zipping the ball around. “We don’t want to be a 1-on-1 team,” Walton said, adding tha ...