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Kyle Kuzma IS FOR REAL, and 6 other things from Tuesday night

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How did so many teams miss on this guy?

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The not good Lakers beat the very not good Bulls in the only NBA game of the night, 103-94. It was one of few nights all year where no true NBA star played, but that allowed for the real battle we’ve all been waiting for: Kyle Kuzma vs. Antonio Blakeney.

Yes, it was a Bulls guard on a two-way contract and the lower of two first-round picks from the Lakers who put on a show. Blakeney even got called for a taunting technical.

Let me repeat that. During the only game of the night in the entire NBA, two-way contract player Blakeney got called for a taunting technical. He finished with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting.

Moving on ... the Bulls led this one by double digits at the half until the Lakers came back behind Kuzma and the fearlessness of three-point shooter Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who hit a pair of game-clinchers on his way to 21 points. Kuzma led all scorers with 22.

We learned that both of these teams are very hard to watch, but the Bulls are still worse!

Please watch these three Lakers battle each other for a rebound and mess up HARD

The Lakers had a chip race instead of a potato sack race

Cameron Payne’s outfit was ... AN OUTFIT

Julius Randle blocked Blakeney and the announcer actually screamed “Does anyone know how to post videos to Facebook?”

Steph Curry lost a bet to JaVale McGee and now he has to wear a fanny pack to three games

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Paul Millsap will have surgery on his wrist, and according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he could miss up to three months. That’s bad news for the Nuggets.

Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball's rookie running mate