A poor performance against Toronto ended a 7-game winning streak. The Lakers and especially LeBron James looked like they needed a load management and were literally run over by Raptors who played without Kyle Lowry and without Serge Ibaka, but with a greater desire to catch up.
We are still waiting for the day when Kyle Kuzma returns in a recognizable light as he is now playing with a crooked, low intensity and no defense.
Anthony Davis is playing consistently well, but a shoulder injury problem may not cost him much at a later stage of the season, and he himself said after the game that there was no action in which he did not feel pain.
The bad news for the “tired” Lakers is that we have a back-to-back Phoenix and Golden State on Tuesday and Wednesday. We can hope for a win in both matches if the “others” (except LeBron and Davis) give much more than they have given so far, especially in the shooting segment where the percentage is currently a mildly disaster.
Author: Aleksandar Brajkovski