Luke Walton also held LeBron James, Rajon Rondo and Josh Hart out of practice, though more for rest purposes after each carried a heavy load in Monday's loss to the Clippers. Going with a 10-man lineup tonight, the Lakers were only able to produce 27 bench points.
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The Lakers took an 82-79 lead on a three-point play by Hart with 2:55 left in the third quarter, but the Clippers came back with a 10-0 run to take their biggest lead to that point at 89-82 with 40.6 seconds left in the third. The Lakers, meanwhile, are on track to miss the playoffs for the sixth straight time, the longest drought in the franchise's 71-year history.
James was able to let the ball roll from the inbounds pass all the way to the 3-point line where he stepped into an in-rhythm jumper.
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While suggestions LeBron could reach the NBA Finals for the ninth consecutive season always seemed overly optimistic, the thought of him not guiding the Lakers to the playoffs would have been ridiculed at the beginning of the campaign.
The Lakers have struggled since the All-Star break and have lost four of their last five games.
"We've got too much work to do to start reflecting right now", Walton said. We're coming in tomorrow to get better because that's what we're supposed to do. This season, when the Lakers have received 50% or more of bets, they have gone 16-29-1 (35.6%) ATS. "Continue to be a professional, and be as great as you can be every single night, no matter the circumstances". They will need to play well in the final two months and avoid losses to teams like Phoenix if they want to end their playoff drought. "Someone is always watching". Twelve of the Lakers' 18 remaining games are against playoff teams, and they depart on a five-game swing through the East next week.
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He described it as a "fake hearing" and said having it in the middle of this "very important summit" was " really a awful thing".