And now for the truly hard part of the
They might be tired of breaking badly almost every night. They might feel the weight of a rudderless season.
As if Oklahoma City cares. As if San Antonio will be compassionate.
The Lakers play the
The Lakers are coming off their worst three-game defensive effort ever, surrendering an average of 136 points against New Orleans, the
Through Friday, Oklahoma City and San Antonio have combined for 91 victories this season. Only 32 losses. Two
At this rate, the Lakers (21-42) might challenge the team record for points allowed in a season — 111.8 per game, set in 1983-84.
That team won the Western Conference. This team will win the lottery only if it's lucky.
The Lakers currently own the
Not to fear, Lakers fans. The pingpong ball percentages will only improve if the Lakers keep blowing past their average of allowing 107.9 points.
It's probably a good time to note that Thunder forward
"Teams know that we're not really good defensively and they come into the game saying, 'This is going to be a good day for us on the offensive end,' and they get that confidence going into the game,"
Yeah, pretty much.
Nick Young and
He finished that game, even scored 27 points, but limped while leaving the locker room after the Lakers' 134-126 loss Friday.
He's, um, looking forward to all these games against Oklahoma City and San Antonio?
"Tough, tough games for sure," Gasol said. "We're at a point on our team where we're just trying to do our best every single game and see what turns up."
Kupchak is almost always in the Lakers' locker room after home games, win or lose.
"He comes by every game for the last two years," D'Antoni said, laughing. "We've talked after every game."
The Lakers got crushed that night, 142-94, their most lopsided loss ever.