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Watch: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, JR Smith, Quinn Cook Seen Putting in Serious Work After Loss to Pacers
August 9, 2020
After Saturday night’s loss to Pacers, the Lakers are in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Fortunately, it looks like they’re trying to do something to break it.
The 116-111 loss to Pacers has brought LeBron James, Anthony Davis, J.R. Smith and Quinn Cook back on the court to put in some serious work.
L.A.’s current skid, losing three in a row and four of its last five games, is mostly due to its offensive ineptness.
TJ Warren had great shots in the restricted area and from beyond the arc. That’s how Indiana got its double-digit lead. Frank Vogel’s players pulled out a mini run at the end of the quarter, but went into the second down 34-24.
However, with James back in the game, the Lakers started to look like the usual selves again. In short spurts, they strung together defensive stops, got out in transition and hit from downtown.
Quinn Cook, in particular, connected on five of his nine 3-point attempts and scored 21 points.
James showed that the rest did him good, scoring 31 points, eight rebounds and seven dimes.
When the Lakers entered the fourth down 87-81, Howard gave fans hope and battled on the glass to tie up the game. His offensive rebound for a dunk impressed the league’s greatest name. Malcolm Brogdon hit a corner three and made the line to give his team the control over the game.
Davis, however, got up only 14 shot attempts and scored a scant eight points. He will need to improve his performance for the Lakers to have any hopes of winning their 17th NBA championship sometime this October.