During the NBA’s opening night in October, the LA Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers took revenge by beating them on the NBA’s resumption night yesterday. In a close dispute, the Lakers won by just two points and took advantage of an off-night from the Clippers.
But the Clippers were also without two of their main players. Lou Williams missed the game due to quarantine. On the other hand, Montrezl Harrell was absent because he has not returned to the bubble after leaving due to a family emergency.
Because of this, Lakers legend and Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal was left uninterested in her former team’s performance.
During the NBA on the TNT show, he said, “I would like to see the Lakers exercise more dominance. To beat the Clippers by two without Montrez Harrell and Lou (Williams), I̵
What else does the Los Angeles Lakers need to do?
The Lakers got a lot of help from carelessness from their rivals. The Clippers gave up 20 innings and were penalized by the Lakers who got 30 points from it. Aside from Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers had a terrible shooting night that went 34% off the field.
As for the Lakers, LeBron James won it in the clutch, but he had a bad game before. The Lakers expect him to do much better than just 6/19 from the field. Danny Green also had a bad night, shooting 2/6 and also giving away four turnovers.
As Shaq said, against an impoverished team like the Clippers, the Lakers should have done more, given that they are number one in the West. And if they want to stay there, they have to be more dominant and show a killer instinct. But after this victory, the Lakers only need two more victories of the next seven seed games to stay as number one seed. They meet the next Toronto Raptors tomorrow and hope to get a better game and be able to put the game to bed earlier.
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