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LeBron James Has Strong Words for Lakers Team After Loss to Nets
February 19, 2021
NBA fans got to watch the preview for the NBA Finals. The Los Angeles Lakers met the Brooklyn Nets and it was a wild ride. LeBron James and his teammates lost the night, but they played really well. There were mistakes on both sides of the court. Los Angeles wasn’t really competitive for most of the game and ended up losing it. The Lakers’ defense held Brooklyn to 109 points and it’s more than great. However, LA scored just 98 points on one of the worst defenses in the NBA. The Lakers struggled without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder. But, the Nets played without Kevin Durant. LeBron discussed the Lakers loss to the Nets following the game.
The four-time NBA champion finished the night with 32 points in 33 minutes. Young Kyle Kuzma was the only other player who showed up to play great game. LeBron knows that his teammates can do much better than this.
“Whoever’s number was called, we just gotta pick each other up, obviously,” LeBron said after the game. “Already with missing AD and then our starting point guard in Dennis … big blow for us. Listen, they were missing a big piece of their team as well, and we just didn’t play to our capabilities tonight. Give them credit.”
LeBron gets stronger following the Lakers loss to the Nets
LA looked flat most of the night. Schroder’s absence made things worse. LeBron will need more help from his teammates.
Brooklyn allows 117.3 points per game. That’s good for the third-worst in the league. LeBron had a good game, and LA should have scored more points. The Lakers discussed the Nets’ defense.
“They pretty much switch everything … something that I’ve seen before … it wasn’t too challenging for me, but it’s their defense and they try to get you to play a lot of iso ball, not move ball, not move bodies, and they did a good job with that,” he said.
Kuzma was the only Laker to score more than 10 points. LA went 8-30 from the 3-point line.
The offense could score much better and they are 17th in scoring at the moment.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.