LOS ANGELES,– The Lakers had a prime opportunity to right the ship against the Memphis Grizzlies. Instead, Los Angeles allowed the Grizzlies to shoot a season-best 51 percent from three-point and ultimately lost, 127-113. This is the fourth consecutive game that the Lakers have lost.
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham has cited the team’s health and a tough road schedule in the past month as the reasons for why the Lakers have been unable to continue the momentum after the In-Season Tournament championship.
On Friday, the Lakers finally came out with a sense of urgency with LeBron James leading the charge. He came out with a hot hand as he sank four consecutive three-pointers in the first quarter. The Lakers had one of their best first quarter showings all season as James totaled 14 points and Los Angeles had a 38-29 lead heading into the second quarter. James alone matched the Lakers total three-point shots made in the previous game that resulted in a loss to the Miami Heat.
While the first quarter went the Lakers way, the second half was all Grizzlies.
Darvin Ham addresses report of locker room being “deeply disconnected”
Before the Lakers and the Grizzlies tipped off, Darvin Ham addressed the report that surfaced this week of the locker room being disconnected from the second year head coach.
There were also reports that surfaced that his job may be in danger. When asked if he was angered by the report, he responded, “Nah man, it comes with the territory. I’m solid. My governor, Jeanie Buss, the boss lady, our president, Rob Pelinka, we’re all aligned. As long as they’re not saying it, I guess I’m good.”