The Los Angeles Lakers were blown out by the New Orleans Pelicans by 20 points.
The Lakers fell to the Pelicans, 109-129,
in their first game of the 2023-2024 NBA regular season on Monday night.
LeBron James scored 35 points on the night,
but was overshadowed by his team’s loss. 온라인카지노사이트
Rui Hachimura suffered another injury during the game and left the game early.
The Lakers are now 3-8 on the season after winning the NBA’s in-season tournament, dropping to 17-17.
They dropped to ninth place in the Western Conference.
That’s just shy of a spot in the play-in tournament, which features teams ranked 7-10.
“Obviously, we’re slow starters, especially in the first quarter,”
James said after the game, according to US media outlets.
Again, the Lakers fell behind by as many as nine points in the first quarter.
The Lakers will play 11 of their next 12 games in Los Angeles.
“That could hurt us in the sense that we start to get comfortable because we’re at home,” James said.
We can’t afford to get comfortable right now,” James said, urging his players to stay focused.