DENVER — With the Los Angeles Lakers’ 0-4 begin being the primary time his workforce has misplaced 4 straight video games to start a season since he was a rookie practically 20 years in the past, LeBron James vowed to tweak his private method shifting ahead.
“I wasn’t aggressive enough in a lot of my turnovers,” James stated after committing eight miscues in L.A.’s 110-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. “I was coming off a lot of screens, looking to pass, get guys involved and I wasn’t aggressive enough.”
James, who completed with 19 factors on 8-for-21 taking pictures, 9 assists and 7 rebounds to go together with these turnovers, stated the adjustment will begin within the Lakers’ subsequent sport, Friday on the street towards the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“That’s an easy fix for me,” James stated. “I’ll be much better on Friday with that. I’ve done it over and over the course of my career. That’s an easy fix. I’m not worried about that.”
There are many different points for the Lakers to repair for the time being. They shot 8-for-30 from 3 (26.7%), persevering with the worst 3-point taking pictures begin by any workforce in league historical past with not less than 100 makes an attempt by means of 4 video games, in keeping with analysis by ESPN Stats & Info.
“Well, I think we were shooting 20%, and today we shot 26%,” Lakers guard Patrick Beverley stated, with no trace of irony. “So we got better.”
L.A. was outrebounded 54-47 towards Denver. It was practically doubled in fast-break scoring, 35-18. And it was managed in second-chance factors, 15-8.
The Lakers additionally performed their first sport of the season with out level guard Russell Westbrook, who sat due to left hamstring soreness. Lakers coach Darvin Ham didn’t rule out the Wolves sport for Westbrook’s return, though James cautioned towards a hasty comeback.
“Russ, definitely dealing with a hamstring,” James stated. “I played with [Dwyane] Wade. And I don’t know how, but you just have to be cool with all that. You can’t force it until that thing is ready to go. You’ve got to be very conscious of that.”
On the brilliant aspect, Anthony Davis (22 factors, 14 rebounds) performed by means of discomfort in his decrease again and stated he’ll “be fine” going ahead. The Lakers may use that.
“We’re four games in, it sucks to lose, but having 78 games left, there’s plenty of time for us to right the ship and it starts now,” Ham stated. “It starts yesterday.”