The Lakers started their four game road trip 5-5, but after a 98-90 loss in Milwaukee to the Bucks they’ve now dropped three in a row with Monday’s game in Phoenix serving as their only hope to not go winless on this trip.
So here’s the thing. Those two tweets below pretty much sum up my feelings about this game. The Lakers — and that means the players and the coaches — were average to below average in a lot of ways against the Celtics and that showed up in the 107-96 final score.
The Los Angeles Lakers survived a 4th quarter onslaught on Sunday night, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 107-102. In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at Brandon Ingram’s flurry of drives in the first half, why those opportunities weren’t there in the second half, the Lakers’ stellar defense of the 3-point line, […]
It wasn’t a pretty final quarter for the Lakers, but they were able to hold off the Grizzlies 107-102 to move to 5-5 on the season and earn their first back to back wins of the year.
In the best team effort of the season, the Lakers routed the Pistons 113-93 to get their 3rd win of the season. The W moves the team to 3-4 on the year, giving them a nice bounce back from consecutive defeats on Friday and Saturday against the Raptors and the Jazz. In a way, this […]
While I’m not entirely sure that a bad team is capable of having a schedule loss, tonight’s contest against the Utah Jazz certainly felt like one. After falling to the Toronto Raptors in Los Angeles the night before, the Lakers flew to Salt Lake City to take on one of the more disciplined teams in […]
The Lakers’ lack of perimeter scoring reared its ugly head on Friday night, as the visiting Toronto Raptors closed them out with a late 14-0 run to win 101-92. Veteran teams like the Raptors often know how and when to turn the screws, and the Lakers struggled as Luke Walton sifted through a perplexing substitution […]
Whether or not the Lakers won this game, it would have been their best effort of the season. Their overall competitiveness, their commitment defensively, and how they stayed with the gameplan offensively — all against a really good team, too — to stay connected on the scoreboard over the course of the full game made […]
The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t sustain a furious 2nd Half comeback, falling to the visiting New Orleans Pelicans 119-112. In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at the anemic offensive production of the starting lineup, the combined efforts of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, the 27-4 run that got the Lakers […]
The Lakers fell to 1-2 on the season, losing an entertaining yet in some ways frustrating game to the Pelicans 119-112. The game wasn’t so much a back and forth affair as much as it was a contest where both teams put their stamp on the game, only for the Pelicans superior top-end talent to […]