The hard part lies ahead!Lakers were ridiculed, the next 10 games 7 away, warrick revealed 1 arrangements

2022-05-22 0 By

The lakers improved to 29-38 this season after a 111-140 loss to phoenix on March 14.Not only that, but the lakers showed little resistance in a game that left them trailing by as much as 35 points, their biggest deficit since the All-Star break.The lakers’ best performance was lebron James, who had 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 10-for-20 shooting in 30 minutes, the best performance for the lakers. James also shot 5-for-11 from 3-point range.Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points and hit four 3-pointers in 18 minutes off the bench, and Westbrook had 13 points and four turnovers in 29 minutes.It was an important test for the lakers, as a victory over the SUNS would at least have given the team a title shot, even though the lakers were trailing by a large margin throughout the game.As James Bayless noted after the game, the Lakers and SUNS under lebron James don’t look like they’re in the same league: the lakers have lost 10 straight road games so far.But the bigger issue is that the lakers play seven of their next 10 games on the road, with trips to Toronto, Washington, Cleveland, Sixers, Pelicans, Mavericks, Jazz and Pelicans.Not only that, but lebron James is in the awkward position of needing a much-needed rest after a string of strong games.After the game, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said the team would make a decision on whether to play James before the next back-to-back against the Raptors, depending on his health.So for the lakers, the team’s lack of success so far this season, the difficulty of the schedule and injuries are the key factors that could lead to them not making the playoffs.