A basketball game is often played in the details, and in this case a few mistakes cost the Lakers big again tonight against Sacramento. While the two teams were tied 70 seconds from the end (108-108), Darvin Ham’s team weakened again. An evil that has been repeated as the last three defeats of the “Purple & Gold” have been received in small spaces.
There was a particularly unfortunate Russell Westbrook foul that led to a 2 + 1 by Harrison Barnes, then a “clear path foul” (unsportsmanlike foul on a counter-attack) by rookie Max Christie that ended up the locals hope with five seconds left, for a 116-111 loss in the end.
“Max did what he thought was right. He had never been in this situation before. He saw the pivot go on the counter, the ball out of the hands of their best player. He thought to make a mistake. He also saw that Harrison Barnes was on the right, in front of him. It’s part of the game. The best lesson in life is experience, and he experienced that tonight and it will help him in the future.”summary LeBron James.
Still looking for the best fit
The King also recalled that his team has “no margin for error” in its current configuration, especially without Anthony Davis, still out with a foot injury and not expected for another few weeks. Not forgetting that Lonnie Walker IV (knee) and Austin Reaves (adductors) are also missing.
“We are limited in rotations. While waiting for some of our key players, we must continue to play as we have been doing in some matches, while trying to make as few mistakes as possible.he continued.
On the one hand, it is encouraging because the Lakers stand among the teams at the top of the table. On the other hand, it is obviously disappointing with a new defeat that hurts morale and is still being played out in the details.
If LeBron James has evolved to an extraordinary level recently, he also needs support in “money-time” when he begins to tire and his shooting leaves him. A task that falls to Darvin Ham, who keeps racking his brains while “exercising” with various pivots so far has yielded nothing.
“I’m still convinced that at some point, we will succeed in breaking through. For me, our match is at a very high level. We’re trying to get some guys together because of injuries. It’s hard to find which group of players we want to end the match with. But men do their share of the work”underscored the California educator.
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