The Lakers have now lost four in a row, and their lack of effort may be the root cause.
Phil Jackson made these statement after the 93-86 loss against the Blazers, in Portland.
“These guys just don’t want to play hard right now.” Jackson said.
“It’s a product of not paying attention, not being focused & not playing the game with the right attitude.”
The Blazers had 20 fast-break points, and many of their made baskets came from lay-ups.
The Lakers finished the season off rough last season as well, losing four of their last six, but they were dealing with a handful of injuries down the stretch.