Complicated start to the season for the Los Angeles Lakers. The yellowviola lost 123-109 in the opener to Golden State and then 103-97 in the derby with the Clippers, in the comeback game for Kawhi Leonard and John Wall.
For the Lakers, it was the eighth consecutive loss in the cross-country that LeBron and co. have not won since the Orlando bubble. In the crosshairs of critics Russell Westbrook e Patrick Beverley, authors of underwhelming evidence.
Against the Warriors there had been a good showing of Westbrook with 19 points and 11 rebounds (7/12 from the field). Feelings not confirmed by the challenge with the Clippers, closed with only two points on the scoreboard and with 0/11 shooting, recording the first game without baskets from the field since 2016. In two games he shot a total of 30% from the field and 11% from three-point range.
Beverley, on the other hand, put up 3 points with Golden State and 5 with the Clippers for a total of 2/12 from the field. So far in yellowviola he has made two baskets on action, 8 points in total And 8 fouls committed.
In the derby to further drown out the Lakers ’ percentages, there was also. Kendrick Nunn with 0/4 from three and 0/3 from two. In total the yellowviola shot 20% (9/45) from behind the arc; against Golden State they had done little better (10/40 for 25%). Numbers with which it is difficult to imagine a better season than last.