Homegrown talent Josh Hart, a graduate of Sidwell Friends and Silver Springs, Md. native, didn't impress either: In 21 minutes of play, Hart had just 4 points and not a single rebound or assist. For them to allow Beasley to keep his roster spot and give him time to take care of his mother shows real class. The Rockets won 126-111. Despite the fact that the Rockets only shot five more free-throws than the Lakers, LeBron James and co. were compelled to resort to comical defensive tactics.
James, in contrast, struggled, managing a season-low 13 points as he sat out the fourth quarter just a day after registering a triple-double in a victory over the Charlotte Hornets.
The team was clearly frustrated with the way fouls were being called during the contest. "The more we can get on road trips together, get practice time together, go through adversity together, the stronger our team's going get", the coach said during his pregame session with the media.
"We're in a hole right now", Harden told TNT after the game. We have to be able to succeed in tough environments and when things aren't going in our favor.
The two teams will face off tonight at 7:00 pm CST.
Walton said it was not part of his game plan to have his players hide their arms on the defensive end.
"How hard is it to play defense like that?" Washington, meanwhile, made its first five shots and 13 of its first 18, taking a 26-8 lead on Wall's layup. After pausing to refocus, she began again from the start of the song, got a word wrong and then skipped a couple of lines. Lonzo Ball's 3-pointer pulled the Lakers within 35-29 early in the second quarter. In particular, an irked Kazuma drew a tech after officials missed a blatant foul against him and he called them out on their bias.
To Kuzma, the discrepancy was obvious. Nowadays, the whole world has gleefully joined in, and they had a lot to say about this outfit. "So just trying not to touch them".
"To save my money, I don't know about that one", he said. The public betting for this game now has 78 percent going on the Lakers as the road favorite. Their defense, a glaring concern earlier in the season, has improved drastically, with the Lakers posting a 101.4 defensive rating during their recent run of success, third in the National Basketball Association behind the Indiana Pacers and the Oklahoma City Thunder during that seven-game stretch.