The bad from the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss:
Man, this team can’t rebound!
We will get into the small ball issue from this game in a moment because Lake Show Life knew this type of game was coming about a week ago. But for the moment let’s go into the fact that outside of LeBron’s 9 rebounds, the Lakers finished with 41 rebounds for the game. Understand that 12 other players entered the game to provide the other 32 rebounds.
When the Lakers can use most of the bricks thrown up in this game to add to the Crypto.com Arena from any starter not named LeBron James, you get the illustration of how dominant this Grizzlies team was on the backboard. The Lakers were outrebounded 48-41.
The starting backcourt.
After sending shockwaves against the Atlanta Hawks, Avery Bradley and Malik Monk came crashing down to Earth while Desmond Bane and Ja Morant just did things like this…
Avery…you got your money guaranteed…Lik’ Lik’ you got the starting spot.
This ain’t it.
The rotation players not named LeBron James let go of the rope!
David Fizdale was quoted that the Lakers were wasting LeBron’s brilliance during the five-game losing streak. Well, let’s add this log to the dumpster fire, shall we?
The starting lineup not named LeBron James combined for 7-39 shooting with 16 rebounds and 9 assists.