James lideró al equipo con 30 puntos en 10 de 25 disparos. Añadió siete rebotes y 11 ayuda en 50 minutos, pero estuvo a solo 2 de 13 desde la línea de tres puntos. Los Ángeles perdió el juego 141-137.
“I felt like I played a horrible game individually, and I hold myself to a higher standard than that,” James dijo, vía ESPN. “I’ve got to do better for this team, especially when we’re going through what we’re going through on the floor.”
James added: “It’s always a miss or a make situation. Obviamente, people see the highlights and say, 'Oh, he missed that.’ But I thought the looks that I got, I wasn’t pressured. Wasn’t sped up. Got great looks. The looks that I got tonight were actually better looks than the ones that I got in Indy. I just made them.”
The Lakers are under .500 con un 10-11 record following the loss to Sacramento and have lost five of their last seven games.
“When we get an opportunity to knock a team out, we just allow them to stick around,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “We knew the early season was going to be bumpy. You want to win games like this, but there is a big-picture mindset we are taking with this team.”
Russell Westbrook had 29 puntos, Anthony Davis 23 and Malik Monk 20 off the bench.
“Sabes, 10-11. quiero decir, we could go on a 10-game winning streak … now the narrative is different,” Davis dijo. “Sabes, 10-game winning streak, fueron 20-11. Now we’ll shut everybody up. But it’s on us. We’re going to have to do it. It’s not just going to be easy.”
The Associated Press contribuyó a este informe..