Lakers and LeBron sink to woeful National Basketball Association lows

Elena Summers
December 1, 2018

Magic Johnson is taking the long view on the usage of LeBron James and referenced how he hopes the Los Angeles Lakers don't make the same mistakes the Cleveland Cavaliers did. Now, for the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers, they don't have the level of comfort as their superstar.

"I got to be at 100 percent the way I play", Oladipo said at the team's shoot-around Thursday.

The Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Indiana Pacers 104-96 in the tale of two games inside of one basketball contest.

James added nine rebounds and seven assists in his first game since scoring a season-low 14 points in the Lakers' loss at Denver. "I just tried to make plays".

"I'm always fresh", James said at the start of the season, per ESPN.

"If you watch us play, the ball is not in LeBron James's hands all of the time". LeBron James Jr. also caused a stir earlier this month when he posted a picture of himself in a Duke Basketball sweatshirt on Twitter.

The Lakers have now lost back-to-back games while Denver have won four in a row. "We were up. We did some good things, and we didn't do some good things".

While the Pacers will surely miss Oladipo out on the floor, his absence will also give guys like Domantas Sabonis, Bojan Bogdanovic, Myles Turner and others a chance to shine. If it's up to him, he says, he'll battle through the sprained ankle he suffered at Pepsi Center on Tuesday.

The Lakers scored the game's first 13 points and jumped to a 23-point lead in the first quarter, but led only 56-50 at halftime after Sabonis' 14-point second quarter. Lance Stephenson played five scoreless minutes. Last season, James averaged 36.9 minutes while playing in all 82 games for the first time in his career. The Indiana star could go through a full practice Friday.

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