The Los Angeles Lakers face yet another defeat today. The team is suffering. This time they were up against the best in Western Conference, the Utah Jazz. The team had a tough time despite having a marginal lead earlier in the game. This reflects how dependent the team have been on Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder. This lose was the worst stat of this season. LeBron James revealed about the tough patch the team has hit in the absence of its marquee players.
The Purple and gold were initially in a good momentum. Youngster Talen Horton Tucker and Markieff Morris started against the Jazz today. Despite a small lead in the first half, Utah bullied their way out with a 25 victory at the end. LeBron James even survived a tough foul as he landed with his back on the floor. LeBron ended the night with 19 points. Fairly one of the nights to forget. This their 4th straight loss. They have massive issues with super star Anthony Davis and youngster Dennis Schroder being side lined.
LeBron James carries team acknowledging poor form of the LA Lakers
In the post-game interview, LeBron revealed the major reason being lack of support. Anthony Davis was not just an excellent rebounder but one of the best shooter. He took it on himself when the team suffered scoring. While the pace of Dennis Schroder was unmatched. He said, “Obviously we all got to do a better job of our individual selves that will carry on to the team. And pick up in AD’s and Dennis’s absence. We just hit a rough patch and it happens throughout the course of the season. You don’t want it to happen, but when it happens it does define character, it challenges you and you just get ready for the bounce back. So you learn from tonight, learn from the previous games and then get ready for the next one.”
LeBron did not have an excuse to the straight loses. Rather he expressed the lack of load management on the team. The Lakers are 3rd in the West. However, their current form may not keep them intact at the position. LeBron James had been carrying the team single handed. A lot of games are still left this season. Hopefully the trade rumors may change Los Angeles Lakers’ fortune.