James ha guidato la squadra con 30 punti su 10 su 25 tiri. Ha aggiunto sette rimbalzi e 11 assiste in 50 minuti ma era solo 2 su 13 dalla linea dei tre punti. Los Angeles ha perso la partita 141-137.
“I felt like I played a horrible game individually, and I hold myself to a higher standard than that,” James ha detto, attraverso 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. Ovviamente, 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 punti, Anthony Davis 23 and Malik Monk 20 off the bench.
“Sai, 10-11. intendo, we could go on a 10-game winning streak … now the narrative is different,” Davis ha detto. “Sai, 10-game winning streak, siamo 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.”
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