Why. They have played well the entire season. You just don’t understand the game. I don’t know what else to tell you. Enjoy the season and hit me up at the end of the season and I will give you a fat told you so. They just won a game they had no business winning and then gave one up that they should have won. It will happen several more times this season to every single team in the league. It is regular season nba ball. You are expecting this team to carve through the league like GSW 2 years ago or something? Isn’t gonna happen. They are in a down swing right now and weathering it just fine.
I don't know what to say other than I see troubling trends with their defense. And, I don't think they're going to fix themselves. I don't expect them to steamroll every game. But, they've lost to bad teams with their problems on defense and have lost 6 of 11. I don't think they're going to start racking up wins again without them fixing those issues. With a team that's relying on a lot of unproven players, who knows if that will happen?
It only takes the right teams getting hot for the Lakers to really fall down the standings. Great for the Lakers that they've managed to stay still in the standings. But, I don't think it'll be that way for long if they keep playing like this.
You do know that the Lakers are only up a game on the 9th seed, right? That's the Spurs, who have already clinched the tie-breaker against the Lakers.
Edited by Japago, December 27, 2018 - 10:10 PM.