"We have to be able to defend better to win", Utah coach Quin Snyder told reporters following a 119-110 loss to the visiting Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
Lakers: Host the Orlando Magic on Sunday. As winners of seven of their last eight games, the Lakers are beginning to have a set rotation and getting used to playing with each other. Simmons had two points and three assists in the quarter, giving Orlando its first lead of the game on a lay-up with 23 seconds to go before James knocked down a 3 at the buzzer. Additionally, as good as James's teams have been, they tend to coast through the regular season.
After a bit of a slow start to the season, the Los Angeles Lakers are starting to play some very good basketball. With LeBron James, it doesn't matter what place they finish as he has the ability to turn on the heaters whenever he wants to. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in with 13 points as he continued to feel more comfortable coming off the bench.
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Neither team did much to distinguish itself early on the first game back from Thanksgiving.
James had 24 points and seven assists for the Lakers, who had won three straight games and six of their past seven. The Lakers lost the first three games within that margin, but have won the past five. The Lakers held Utah under 30 percent shooting for most of the first half, but then blew an 11-point lead in the final 3 ½ minutes while committing 13 turnovers in the first half.
It is becoming abundantly clear that the Lakers' fortunes this year are going to hinge largely on Ingram and Kuzma, which is looking more and more like a problem. The versatile center finished with 31 points and 15 rebounds in this game after having 36 points and 14 rebounds in the Magic's win over the Lakers in Orlando.
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So, it appears that Ingram knows that the Lakers have to move away from the ball better. "Every game we come out with even more anger".
"It's tough for teams to guard us on pick-and-rolls because (Vucevic) can shoot so well", Augustin said after beating the Lakers.
The Lakers have creeped up in the Western Conference standings ever since signing Tyson Chandler as they are now in the post season picture and the Nuggets are doing their best to stay afloat in the top five of the competitive conference.
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James is also struggling from the free throw line. Whenever James goes to a new team, it typically takes him a little while to adjust to him running the show.