The LA Lakers have surely come a long way from Losing then winning and then continuing losing again. The absence of LeBron James seems to further exacerbate the Lakers already drowning roster. LeBron missed his 5th straight game due to his abdominal pain.
Though the Lakers won their last two games, their performance against teams who are not even as celebrated as the Lakers makes it more tragic for the Lakers.
The Lakers faced the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunders had no win in their curt but who knew that the underdogs would out-do the most seasoned team this season. The Thunder acquired their first win of the season against the LA Lakers. The Lakers blew a 26 point lead.
And, things just don’t stop here. Both the teams locked horns once again. The Lakers Nation expected a different result than last time but guess what? No. The horrifying match just replayed itself again. The Thunder thrashed the Lakers by 107-104 in their second match-up.
LA Lakers’ performance has been a highlight for NBA Twitter since the season begins. Their poor performance has been a key point for all the conversations.
When would LA Lakers abscond this unproductive slump?
The roster of the LAA Lakers is obviously not happy with how the team has been playing on the court but what could they do that even after trying the Lakers’ offense and defense have been distorted. The franchise needs an approach to the season or else they will be stuck in this “unproductive slump.”
The Lakers faced the Minnesota Timberwolves in yesterday’s match, and the result is not what everyone expected. The Timberwolves blasted off the Lakers by 107-87 Full-Time. The scenario is the same as that of against the Thunder. The Lakers blew their head off against their opponents, and the Timberwolves didn’t get this opportunity pass without utilizing it.
The Wolves blitz the Lakers in the 3rd quarter to drive the victory home. The Timberwolves dropped 40 points in the 3rd quarter against Lakers 12. The Wolves took out their defeat frustration upon the Lakers. The Timberwolves had a 6 game loss streak till they met the Lakers.
Lakers center Anthony Davis is surely not happy without the things that have turned out to be. In the post-match interview, he called the loss “embarrassing”.
He said, “We got to decide who we want to be. A championship team? That’s not us right now … That’s embarrassing … No effort in the third quarter.”
The disturbed balance between Russell Westbrook and the Lakers is the fact that they both have different playing styles. Westbrook relied on pace both in offense and defense and his transition is now facing a serious impediment because the Lakers have a totally different game pattern. They will have to get used to each other soon and create harmony with both the syles or else they can just bid goodbye to the title.
The Lakers will face the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, and Chicago Bulls after that.