[Guide] The Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets away.
Chain, lost the opportunity to chase points, and finally had to surrender.
On November 14th, , the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets in an away game. Although Pau Gasol’s state began to recover in this game and he hit a double-double, he still could not lead the team to victory.
Maybe he is destined to only be the “Second Leader”.
He played 34 minutes, scored 25 points and 12 rebounds on 12 of 27 shots, and had 3 assists.
Although the shooting rate in this game still has not reached 50%, compared with the previous state, this time’s performance has improved a lot, and it has played a very important role in the offense.
At the beginning of the Lakers season, Gasol’s contribution to the team was very sluggish. For this reason, he was booed and criticized by the fans. Coach D’Antoni then explained that Gasol was injured and his left foot kept showing up.
Gasol said that he didn’t want the team to disclose his injury because he didn’t want to use it as an excuse. Judging from the last two games, Gasol’s injury has gradually improved, and his own state has also slowly recovered.
Prove yourself with your performance.
Kobe’s recovery, Nash’s absence and other circumstances made Gasol have to provoke the Lakers to help the team win.
But Gasol was really overwhelmed before, but today he not only contributed on the offensive end, but also controlled the rebounds well, grabbing 12 rebounds.
What Gasol lacks now is key ball handling, which is a quality a leader should possess.
In the fourth quarter of the game, the Nuggets opened the score, the Lakers counterattacked, and they passed the ball to Gasol.
As a result, Gasol was blocked consecutively in 8 seconds, and it was a one-on-one big cap by rookie Mozgov.
After that, he lost two free throw opportunities, which caused the Lakers’ good chance to chase points to be wasted.
As a leader’s contribution at critical times, Gasol still lacks a lot.
When Kobe was still on the team before, he would take over the game alone at critical moments like this, and Gasol often subsidized Kobe.
And now it has been confirmed once again that Gasol is really only suitable to be the second master.