In a 100% Californian duel, the Lakers lost against the Kings on Wednesday night. Another disappointment for Frank Vogel’s men, with a Russell Westbrook who failed again. The opposing commentator had no mercy for the leader.
After a good streak of victories to start the year on a high note, the Lakers are resuming bad habits. This Wednesday night, they lost to the Kings by a score of 116-125. There was a slight comeback at the end, but the Crimson and Gold fell, despite 34 points for Lebron james.
Coming off the bench, it is the promising Austin Reaves who continues to cause a sensation. The rookie planted 19 points to 7/10 in the shoot against Sacramento, but he was one of the few to shine in that game. As often, it is Russell westbrook which is at the center of criticism.
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The leader, holder of course, did not exceed 8 points in this match, for 2/14 shooting, including 0/4 three points. Another failure for the former Thunder, who even aroused a violent lack of respect from the commentator of the Kings … even if we can not say he is wrong.
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Mark Jones: “Westbrook left alone, for good reason. «
As can be seen in both images, Westbrook is left alone in the corner, since he does not pose a threat. FYI, this was verified with a three-point attempt by Russ on this action. Unsurprisingly… he missed.
The crisis continues for the Lakers, with a Russell Westbrook failing to wake up with a 20% shooting over the last three games. More than ever, rumors of a trade are likely to come back quite quickly.