Los angeles lakers, called to be one of the great favorites of the season in the NBA, does not finish finding the way. And although, as I pointed out LeBron After the last game, this is only preseason and we must not draw hasty conclusions, the truth is that the Angelenos added their fourth defeat in as many games after being totally overcome (94-123) for the Phoenix Suns, current runners-up in the US league.
Results of the day
- Magic 100-101 Spurs
- Bucks 130-110 Thunder
- Cavaliers 101-102 Bulls
An encounter that those of Arizona dominated from the first quarter and in which they took advantage the absence of LeBron James and the Russell Westbrook’s lack of rhythm to put ground in between from the beginning of the clash, making clear the differences that exist between these two teams right now.
The Suns exhibited faster pace and better understanding among their players, and despite not having Devin Booker support, they had six players above double digits in scoring led by Chris Paul (15 points and five assists) and Landry Shamet (13 + 3).
Meanwhile, in the Lakers the good news came from Anthony Davis, who finished with 19 points and six assists, and Carmelo Anthony. The veteran forward begins to carbure as the sixth man in the Los Angeles rotation and stood out with 17 points after making six of the 12 field goals he attempted.
On the other side of the scales from the Los Angeles team is a Russell Westbrook who showed lack of rhythm and understanding with his companions in his second game with the Lakers jersey. The star signing of the Californian franchise came out as a starter and ended with eight points, two rebounds, five assists and nine turnovers, which serve as the best summary of the current situation of Frank Vogel’s team.