The bad from the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss:
This writer just doesn’t know what to tell Lakers fans at this point! Carmelo’s injured now?
The quality of Los Angeles Lakers basketball has been subpar this whole season filled with COVID-19 issues and injuries. Two players that this writer enjoyed watching were Malik Monk and Carmelo Anthony.
Well, hopefully, Malik stays healthy because this here is bad folks! Anthony strained his hamstring and did not return to the game.
The crazy thing about this season, is that this is the second player (LeBron James being the other!) that got injured while being in a scoring zone. Melo was giving Portland the business in the previous game and was locked in with his 3-point shot in this one.
Melo finished with 7 points (2-4 shooting!), 2 rebounds, and a block in 11 minutes. Get back soon Carmelo…the post-game reports will not be the same without you!
The Los Angeles Lakers have a head coach that thought it would be a good idea to guard Serge Ibaka with forwards and guards!
Let’s put this scenario in perspective shall we? Serge Ibaka is on his last legs thanks to back issues that required surgery in the offseason. The only reason he got significant time was because Ivica Zubac was held out with a calf injury. But this guy is still an NBA center and defensive monster.
But with Stanley Johnson and any guard on the floor that was switched on him, the dude looked like Shaq!
Serge Ibaka just worked the paint for 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks!
The Lakers made their huge run when he got in foul trouble. But this defensive scheme did not work at all for the Lake Show.
But to listen to announcers say over and over that Frank Vogel is a defensive coach. Well…
The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t stop the Los Angeles Clippers offense at all for three quarters!
The Clippers had no Kawhi Leonard, no Paul George, no Ivica Zubac and they still shot 60 percent from the field, 54 percent in 3-point shooting in three quarters. The third quarter saw Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris Sr. combined for 25 points by themselves. It seems that whoever gets hot from the field, the Lakers let loose.
Well, this is the analysis for the first 36 minutes. Strap in for the story of this game because the last 12 minutes were W-I-L-D!