In what was perhaps the most important game of their season, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis back and still leading by five points (104-99) with five minutes remaining, the Lakers however, collapsed against the Pelicans in the “money-time”.
“The final picture is that we absolutely had to win and we didn’t do the job”, summarized LeBron James after this new defeat, the fifth in a row. “We had great chances throughout the night, but we didn’t make enough plays late in the game. Here is the balance sheet. »
In the last five minutes, Anthony Davis missed his three shots and two free throws, Russell Westbrook missed two layups before going out for six fouls, when LeBron James missed his three shots of the period, even making an “airball on his last 3-pointer which delighted Brandon Ingram…
“It feels like we can never breathe”resumed LeBron James. “No matter what happens on the pitch, it always feels like the ball is going the other way. The ball never bounces for us. Same for the whistles. A bad thing never comes alone. This is just the summary of what happened this season. »
0.8% chance of making the playoffs
Circumstances have certainly not helped Los Angeles this year, but the shortcomings in the game are also glaring. And now, we have to chase after the Spurs, winning two games more than them, out of the last five…
“I don’t watch San Antonio. I mean, obviously, we’re going to learn their results. But we’re going to focus on what we can control and that’s winning the next game.”yet assured Frank Vogel, while Anthony Davis explained that the state of mind of the Lakers was to “Win the last five games”.
“Until it says we’re out, we’re not out,” concluded LeBron James. “At that time we will know what our fate is, but at the moment we don’t know. »
In effect, but according to real-time projections from FiveThirtyEightthe chances of Los Angeles playing in the playoffs are now… 0.8%!
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