LeBron James doesn’t want to focus on the Lakers’ abysmal shooting.
Los Angeles sunk to an 0-2 file to begin the season with back-to-back losses in opposition to the Warriors and the Clippers. And specifically, the Lakers have barely been ready to sink a three-pointer, going 9-for-45 as a group from past the arc in a 103-97 Thursday loss in opposition to the Clippers.
“I’m definitely not going to sit here and harp on what we can’t do every single game,” James said to reporters after the loss. “We can defend our ass off. We did that [Thursday], which gave us an opportunity to win and we just couldn’t make it happen.”
James beforehand stated after dropping to the Warriors on Wednesday that the Lakers aren’t a group “that’s constructed of great shooting.”
But on Thursday, James sounded extra optimistic, saying if his group defends nicely sufficient, shooting gained’t be as large of a problem as it’s. The Lakers did maintain a title-favorite Clippers group to simply 103 factors and compelled 22 turnovers off their metropolis rivals.
Anthony Davis, who’s getting back from an injury-complicated season, went 2-for-4 from three on Thursday, however the remainder of Los Angeles’ starters went simply 5-for-29. Fellow Lakers star Russell Westbrook shot horrendously in opposition to the Clippers, going 0-for-6 from three on 0-for-11 shooting.
“He’s a veteran. We’ve all had bad shooting nights. I’ve had bad shooting nights. Everybody in this league has had bad shooting nights,” James stated. “Who cares?”