For LeBron James, Lakers have ‘no margin for error’

The game of basketball is often played on the details, and in this case tonight against Sacramento, it was a few mistakes that cost the Lakers again. With the two teams tied (108-108) with 70 seconds left, Darwin Ham’s troops slowed down again. A recurring mishap as the Purple and Gold’s last three losses have been conceded by small margins.

In particular, Russell Westbrook’s unfortunate mistake led to Harrison Barnes’ 2 + 1, then rookie Max Christie’s “clear road foul” (an unsportsmanlike foul on the counterattack) completed the hopes of the natives in five seconds. from the end, he lost in the finish with a score of 116-111.

“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 Harrison Barnes on the right, in front of him. It’s part of the game. The best lesson in life is experience and he had that tonight and it will help him in the future.”summary LeBron James.

Still looking for the best fit

The King also recalled that there is “no margin for error” in his team’s current configuration, meaning he is without Anthony Davis, who is still out with a foot injury and is out for several more weeks. Also missing are Lonnie Walker IV (knee) and Austin Reaves (adductors).

“Our rotations are limited. While waiting for some of our key players, we have to continue to play as we have in several matches, trying to make as few mistakes as possible.he continued.

On the one hand, this is encouraging because the Lakers are facing teams at the top of the table. On the other hand, the new defeat, which has damaged morale and is still playing out the details, is clearly disappointing.

While LeBron James has been at an exceptional level lately, he also needs support in the “money time” when he begins to tire and his shooting abandons him. The task falls on Darwin Ham, who continues to rack his brains, while “exercises” with different twists have so far produced no results.

“I am still confident that at some point we will be able to break through. We fight at a very high level for me. We are trying to get together with some guys due to injuries. It’s hard to figure out which group of players we want to end the match with. But the children do their part.”said the California coach.

Shots It bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
LeBron James 34 36.2 51.1 29.3 75.8 1.3 7.1 8.4 7.0 3.2 1.0 0.5 1.6 29.7
Anthony Davis 25 33.4 59.4 29.0 82.6 3.1 9.0 12.1 2.6 1.9 1.3 2.1 2.7 27.4
Russell Westbrook 41 28.7 42.1 29.1 67.8 1.1 5.5 6.6 7.8 3.6 1.0 0.5 2.3 15.7
lonnie walker 32 29.8 45.5 38.4 87.5 0.3 2.0 2.3 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.3 1.7 14.7
Thomas Bryant 30 22.0 64.4 41.2 74.4 1.8 5.4 7.1 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.6 2.1 12.6
Dennis Schroder 30 29.7 43.1 36.2 87.8 0.2 2.1 2.2 3.7 1.6 0.6 0.0 2.1 12.2
Austin Reaves 36 28.9 48.8 36.0 89.6 0.6 2.4 3.1 2.2 1.4 0.6 0.4 1.7 10.8
Troy Brown, Jr. 38 23.4 43.8 36.1 100.0 0.7 3.1 3.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.2 1.4 6.7
Venien Gabriel 35 15.8 62.7 39.1 71.7 1.7 2.4 4.1 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.7 2.3 6.6
Kendrick Nunn 36 13.2 39.9 31.2 84.2 0.1 1.1 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.8 6.4
Patrick Beverley 35 26.4 39.4 34.2 81.8 0.6 2.9 3.5 2.5 1.0 0.8 0.6 2.8 6.0
Matt Ryan 12 10.8 30.6 37.1 80.0 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.0 1.2 3.9
Max Christie 26 13.8 41.3 42.2 83.3 0.3 1.9 2.2 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.8 3.5
Juan Toscano Anderson 24 13.3 51.8 22.2 72.7 0.5 1.8 2.3 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.3 1.7 2.9
Damian Jones 19 8.9 55.6 0.0 75.0 0.9 1.9 2.8 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.8 2.9
cole swider 4 7.9 37.5 42.9 0.0 0.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 2.3
Scotty Pippen, Jr. 5 5.3 30.0 33.3 57.1 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.6 2.2
Sterling Brown 4 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.3 2.0 0.5 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.0 0.0

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