Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers on Friday took their wining streak from 9 to 10 after defeating the Washington Wizards 125-103. This is the first time the Lakers have won this many consecutive games since their 2009 11-streak win from mid-November to mid-December of the 2009-10 season.

“Obviously, this is a historic franchise; they have done so many great things,” said Davis, who had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks in 27 minutes. “To be a part of a franchise like this is definitely amazing. I just want to leave my mark here and just keep it going.

“Obviously, our goal is to add another banner here. It’s something we feel like we can do, and if we do that, to be a part of that would be nothing but great.”

They have being on top of their game, improving as time passes, they are so far the in the top five in offensive and defensive efficiency — the only team in the top five of both categories.

“We have championship aspirations, but at the end of the day, that’s not what’s here right now,” James said. “What’s right now is our next opponent, and that’s Dallas. And they’re very good. And we want to continue to get better and better and have championship mindset every time we step on the floor.

“Playing at championship level, we have guys that have been there, who know what it takes, so that helps for sure. But we just want to continue to get better and continue the process. This is a big process, this is a long process, but we can never shortcut it. But we enjoy it along the way.”

With a lot of fierce competition ahead, the team looks committed and dedicated enough to handle anything that comes their way,

“I wouldn’t have been surprised,” Davis said when asked if he were told before the season began that the Lakers would start 17-2. “We know the type of team we have. And when we defend, we can beat anybody, and we have a lot of veterans. So when we’re down, we’re able to fight back and have the confidence in our schemes.”