The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled throughout the early portion of the season. While they haven’t been bad by any stretch, they’re not living up to their championship expectations. Injuries, especially those to LeBron James, have taken their toll. Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook have been left to pick up his considerable slack.
The Lakers also haven’t had much rest so far this season. According to Lakers Nation, the team finally got that break after Tuesday’s matchup with the Sacramento Kings. The multi-day break was much-needed, Westbrook said.
“It was good. We haven’t had a two-day break in a month, so any time you get a chance to do that, for me personally to get home and chill with the family instead of coming and going, coming and going, always helps us out as players and just as men. The basketball playing will kind of take care of itself, but to kind of reset is always good.”
The game against the Kings was considered by fans to be the best performance by the Lakers this season. Westbrook said he hoped to build on the solid game against the Clippers on Friday.
“You definitely take some positives from [the win over the Kings] and figuring out and knowing how we need to play. And definitely tomorrow is a big game, just for us in general to create some momentum to make sure we’re heading in the right direction as a team.”
The Lakers are poised to make a run with LeBron back in the lineup after a strange situation involving a positive COVID-19 test. They ultimately lost to the Clippers, 119-115. Next up is an even longer break before a Tuesday night tilt with the rival Boston Celtics.
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