The Lakers rebounded after the trade deadline and recorded a win rate of more than 50%.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 121-105 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena on the 8th카지노 (hereinafter Korean time). With the win, they recorded 5 wins and 1 loss in their last 6 matches. It was the Lakers who were on the rise.
The Lakers have had a very rough start to the season. They started the season with five straight losses and went 2-10 in their first 12 games of the season. After that, it rebounded, but it was far from 6th place, which went directly to the playoffs.
Then, ahead of the mid-season trade deadline, the trade was made. Traded D’Angelo Russell, Mike Beasley, Mo Bamba, and Jared Vanderbilt. The result is a great success. In 25 games since then, they have recorded 17 wins and 8 losses. He continued his upward trend by catching Phoenix.
Phoenix’s starting lineup didn’t come out. On the contrary, the Lakers played all the key players. Even though we won the match hard, the victory itself meant a lot.
In the first half, Phoenix was pushed. Austin Reeves, Russell, and Beasley scored double digits, but were pushed back in the rebound fight. The first half ended 61-62.
However, the Lakers in the second half were different. Anthony Davis, who was somewhat quiet in the third quarter, came back to life and the players scored evenly. In the middle of the quarter, the atmosphere was briefly released, but at the end of the quarter, Reeves and Beasley’s performance made a 7-point difference. And in the 4th quarter, the Lakers’ momentum continued and they won by widening the score gap.
In the continuing upward trend, Davis said in an interview with ‘ESPN’ after the game, “We started the season with 5 straight losses and couldn’t rebound after that, recording 2 wins and 10 losses. Who would have thought we would finish the season with a win rate of .500 or better?”
And he said, “In fact, we also thought it was impossible. However, my colleagues did not give up and did their best. In particular, the performance of the newly joined players was great. I was nervous at first, but we pushed on. As a result, we won more and were able to record a win rate of over 50%. They are the people who helped us do that,” he said, thanking the new players.
Meanwhile, the Lakers call home the Utah Jazz on the upcoming 10th. Utah is already preparing for the next season. If they win against Utah and other teams lose, they can go directly to the playoffs. Can the Lakers, who started the season with five straight losses, complete the drama of going straight to the playoffs?