Los Angeles Lakers: 4 Lessons from 76ers loss on Danny Green night

Mar 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) reacts after a foul call in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) reacts after a foul call in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Los Angeles Lakers backcourt almost matched the Sixers!

It has been weeks since the Lakers starting backcourt of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Dennis Schroder made positive contributions in the same game. It’s been longer since they’ve outscored the opposition. The duo outscored Ben Simmons and Seth Curry 39-28.

Both players came out and attacked the Sixers early and often.

They led the Lakers’ strong first half push by stuffing the stat sheets.

  • KCP: 12 points (4-7 shooting! 2-3 from distance!), 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 16 minutes.
  • Schroder: 14 points (4-7 shooting!) and 5 rebounds. He attacked the basket and got to the free throw line knocking down 6-7. He set the offensive tone in a strong 19 minutes.

In 31 minutes KCP finished with 19 points (6-10 shooting, 3-5 from distance!), 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Dennis Schroder scored 20 points (6-14 shooting!) with 11 assists and 3 steals. However his 6 turnovers, including one late killed the Lakers chances of a comeback.

Defensively, they allowed Seth Curry loose to knock down shots that put the team in a huge hole and Ben Simmons, even though he didn’t score well, set the table for his teammates with a game high 12 assists.

This is a good start, but for the Lakers to pull out a win anytime soon, these two have to be more consistent.

Lake Show Life closes this report by thanking Dwight Howard and Danny Green for their help in locking up title number 17 for the Los Angeles Lakers. Both players have been maligned at times in their tenure with tis franchise but the fact remains that they played a huge part.

Thanks fellas and good luck the rest of your careers.

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