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Since the trade deadline passed and the buyout market entered a trough, the Los Angeles Lakers’ efforts to seek consistency have never been easier.
It is not surprising for forward Andre Drummond, who joined the Lakers after being bought out by the Cleveland Cavaliers last month. After defeating the Charlotte Hornets 1
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In all these minor injuries, Andre Drummond’s challenge is: “When we have five different (start) games every night, you can’t expect us to have too much (offensive (Sexual) chemical reaction… we fight for the line of defense.”
On Tuesday, the defense put Charlotte 25.7% behind on three-pointers, forcing 18 turnovers while creating an 11-point lead.
This is not to say that the Lakers did not show a flash of offensive chemistry on Tuesday. Los Angeles shot 41.5% from the field, 36.4% from three-pointers, and 24 of the 34 field goals scored with assists.
“We are still learning,” Drummond said. “I’m still learning. Still trying to figure it out. For a team where so many people are absent and injured, we are still looking for ways to unite them and win. It just shows the fight and the feeling that we are in Here.”
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. @AndreDrummond had a meeting with @LakersReporter after the game to discuss finding suitable defensive points and continue to fight against #LakeShow. pic.twitter.com/sQwIqtwdg1
LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (Achilles) are both on the court. There is no doubt that once the Lakers return, the entire Lakers game plan will undergo major changes. Given that two of the best players in the NBA are back on the court, it would be foolish to think otherwise.
The Lakers have led 6-4 in the last ten games, ranking fifth in the Western Conference. When the defending champions try to prepare for the next round of the playoffs, their latest achievement is to keep it simple through hard defense. The rest will only become easier after that.