ATLANTA – Los Angeles The Lakers shrunk to the All-Star break on Tuesday because for the first time since November 7, after a loss of 117-113 at the Atlanta Hawks, it was first under 500.
Lakers is 2.5 games from Sacramento Kings to the final retreat at the Western Conference. This is the last season for James, where his team had about 500 records, as Cleveland Cavaliers finished their season 35-47 in 2003-04.
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"This is a heavy loss for us," said James. “We did not have consistent play from all aspects of the game. In an innocent and defensive manner, we put a lot of heavens in order to start the game. In the third quarter, we returned many heavens again. as we did late. We have to be much better.
LA released Hawks, who now have 19 games under 500, earned 65 points in the first half and carried 10 times. Tuesday's loss occurred after Lakers released the Philadelphia 76ers to score 76 points in the first half of the possible 143-120 loss Sunday.
Point Protection District Rondas also drew attention to Lakers' defensive efforts, saying they needed to "work together to find a way to stop".
"We have abandoned many points, but many of the games – eight to ten games – were just shooting, and we won many shots," Rondo said. "So we have to find a way to get another dynamic to overcome the suspension."
Lakers coach Luke Walton said he wanted his team to take a break to restore themselves mentally and physically and make a serious return back in the season
"Let's try to do something special when coming back to the idea of rebuilding" . “Let's donate, go and give the team. That's why I asked the guys some time to spend the weekend quietly. I know everyone has family and events, but I spend some time and, as I said, I think we have a group ready to go when we come back.
James will leave the country for a short holiday, sources told ESPN before playing for Charlotte, playing his 15th direct All-Star Game, featuring LeBron teams against Giannis.
"You have to get rid of the game a bit," he said. "Those guys will have much more time than I will, of course, I will come back to him in two days. But just freshen up, get your thoughts right, get your bodies right. Kyle Kuzma will attend MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars Friday and Taco Bell Skills Challenge on Saturday Lonzo Ball was also chosen to play Team US Rising Stars, but is pushed out with a shaved ankle
"We should just make the game fun," Kuzma said. "We just had to remember why we started playing this game Play for fun, not as a business, and not too much for the court I think the All-Star break will be really good for us, especially when getting a break with everyone and bring it, and come back to a new awareness
Tuesday was the third loss of Lakers in the last 19 games against one of the leagues in the league, which led to a loss Cleveland Cavaliers and 12-45 years old New York Knicks
James asked whether his team had brought the necessary sense of urgency every night.
"Just a bit of urgency for every game, how important every game is when guys never played before, so you can't teach them, but it's important to understand how important every game is, no matter what you play and where you are," he said.
if some players have already mentally checked with the impending break
"This is an option," h
But not everyone was lost. James arranged a room for clothes, so that a couple of bottles of wine going to another distant place would make the team's friends clean.
"It's time for us to get out and reflect a little about where we are as a group," Walton said. “I think this first part of the season, as a group, has gone through many disasters. And you know, we're probably not where we want to be, but we're still close enough. Challenge before we get back to All-Star, and we have some work to do, but I think we have a group for that challenge and we hope we'll come back after we come back. "
strong in their faith in their team.
"I don't care at all," he said.
And James & # 39; s Final 28-Point, 16-Assistant, and 11 Rebound Balls The 78th Triple Double of his career, linking him with Wilt Chamberlain for the fifth time forever, was quickly forgotten.
"After all, we lost the ball," James said. “I don't care what I did individually. Fewer I could take care that I didn't win the balls. That's what I have about it, so I can throw that game into the trash. ”