Lakers Guard Austin Reaves Shares Humorous Take On Late-Game Failure

The Los Angeles Lakers lost the game to the Philadelphia 76ers and guard Austin Reaves will remember his missed free throw. The talented player had a chance to tie the game, but he missed it.

”I don’t know anybody that makes two and misses one,” said Reaves. “It sucks to miss. I’m sure my mom will be frustrated with me for missing a free throw.”

Anthony Davis missed a free throw, too. These two shots would have helped the Lakers win the game.

“It hurts, for sure, especially when you make the first one,” Davis said. ”I watched the tape trying to see what I did wrong. Obviously, I left it short.”

The game was taken in overtime, but Lakers players struggled to win. Reaves discussed some of the mistakes his teammates made and also mentioned the chances they missed to score. It was a frustrating loss, but they have to learn from their mistakes.

“We won the tip and then we had a really good play call right out of the gate and got a really good look, what we wanted, and unfortunately Bron’s layup literally was 9/10 of the way in and it bobbled out somehow,” Reaves said. “At the time it was frustrating but you don’t really think about it that much. Russ came down and had a good look, elbow jumper, basically same thing. And then after that I felt like it was just a little deflating just not seeing those two go in with the looks that we got.”

Lakers guard Austin Reaves plays his best game

The Lakers won eight out of 10 games, but lost three straight games. Reaves is a bright star on the 2022-23 roster. In the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, he scored 25 points, 5 assists, two steals, and went 9-of-15 from the field.

The Lakers will finish their road trip with the game against the Detroit Pistons. Detroit lost six out of eight games and Lakers players should take this into consideration and take advantage of the situation.