The Lakers season slips away

The Lakers season slips away

The timeout at Vivint Arena began with just over seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, with Utah building on a 19-point lead and the Lakers‘ the starters – what was left of them – looked gassed. After being bludgeoned for 130 points by the Jazz On Friday, Los Angeles’ suddenly poor defense surrendered a season-high 139 in a 23-point rout.

“Obviously it sucks,” said Anthony Davis.

Said Darvin Ham, “We are not who we are.”

Ten games and the Lakers season slips away. They are 2 to 8 and in freefall. Blame has shifted from a lackluster shot to an erratic Russell Westbrook to (currently) a defense that has been gassed for an average of 127 points in Los Angeles’ three-game skid. On Monday, the Lakers played without james lebron, Patrick Beverly and Lonnie Walker IV. Even the most optimistic fan would probably admit that their presence wouldn’t have made a difference.

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