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Max Christie was finally back in action, gets brutally honest on how he felt

By James Brown

Max Christie

The Lakers need back as many players as they can and the sophomore guard Max Christie has been of value to the team

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The young guard Max Christie has been helping the team, as the group has been shorthanded, but sadly he also got injured and missed some games when he was giving some of his best performances in the season.

Christie has cemented himself as a legitimate rotation option for head coach Darvin Ham with his high IQ and better-than-advertised defensive chops. But for a second-year player who only recently established himself in that position, losing a few games to an injury can be a huge deal. So it was important for Christie that he get back on his feet and in the rotation quickly.

After his return, Christie spoke about how his ankle is feeling and what it was like to be back on the court after missing time and the All-Star break, via Spectrum SportsNet:

“I felt good, actually. Even after the game, it doesn’t hurt at all. Toughed it out a little bit in the beginning and had a little bit of pain but for the most part, it was good. I was able to play through the game and looking forward to continuing to get back in the flow.”

Christie spoke about the Lakers having to play multiple back-to-back games this year

“It feels like we’ve had a bunch of back-to-backs this year, so this is nothing new for us. We got a good team in the Spurs, their record might not show it, but they got a lot of good players on that team, obviously one of the greatest coaches of all time, so this is no game for us to relax. We got to come in with a lot of effort and urgency, come together as a team and never get too high or too low, especially with this loss we just had against a good Warriors team. We just got to focus and get back home and get ready to play.”Said Christie.


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