D’Angelo Russell gave credit to Darvin Ham after Lakers beat Bucks

The Los Angeles Lakers scored arguably the best and most thrilling win of the season when they overcame a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit to knock off the Milwaukee Bucks in double overtime, 128-124, on Tuesday. It was a very auspicious way for them to start a six-game road trip that will take them into April, especially since LeBron James didn’t play due to ankle soreness.

Although D’Angelo Russell struggled with his shooting, he had a game-high 12 assists while also pulling down seven rebounds in 50 minutes. He also set up Austin Reaves for the 3-pointer with 38 seconds left in the second overtime that put L.A. ahead for good.

After the game, Russell praised Lakers head coach Darvin Ham, who has been made into a scapegoat for the team’s shortcomings all season long.

Lakers fans have been calling for Ham to be fired since early in the schedule. But the Purple and Gold now have a four-game winning streak, and they’re just two games behind the eighth-place Phoenix Suns in the standings.

If they keep up this time of play, perhaps that criticism will turn into plenty of praise just weeks from now.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire