The Los Angeles Lakers lost the game against their city rivals. They lost their Easter game. Young Kyle Kuzma talked about the struggles his team had against the Clippers.
The young Laker finished the night with six points. According to him, the Lakers struggled on offense. The team is without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
It was a great comment. The Lakers’ three-point shooting was terrible. Players only shot 30.4 percent from the field. LeBron is out of the starting lineup. His teammates struggled to make plays. They also struggled in off ball movement while on offense and their shooting was bad. This season, Lakers players are shooting 36.5 percdent from three with LeBron on the floor and 31.7 percent when he is off.
Players need to make shots. They have a hard time winning games. lakers guards Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Alex Caruso and Talen Horton-Tucker have shot 32.9 percent, 26.5 percent and 18 percent respectively since February 1. They need to improve their game otherwise the team will lose even more games. It’s usually bricks from deep for the Lakers cince midway throughout the regular season.
Kyle Kuzma won’t repeat the game he had against the Clippers
Lakers defense keeps everything together at this point. Even without both superstars, the Lakers have the second-best defense in the NBA. The defense gives LA a chance to win games. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has a huge impact on the team and fans have recognized his greatness.
Kuzma and his teammates have to find a way to win more games with LeBron and AD on the sidelines. This season is filled with injuries. LA entered the season after a short offseason. They won the title inside the NBA bubble and had just a couple of months to rest. Players needed more time to prepare for the new challenge.
The Lakers ruled LeBron out indefinitely. AD will miss more time and experts have yet to make a decision on his return. LA needs both superstars on the floor. LeBron is the ultimate leader and his absence is more than needed at this point. Let’s see how will Kuzma and other Lakers players handle upcoming games.