January 19 News Today, the Lakers lost 111-116 to the Kings at home.
After the game, Lakers coach Darwin Hamm accepted an interview.
Talking about the team’s hesitation in decision-making in key rounds, Hamm said: “I think it’s due to one or two reasons. When LeBron (James) is leading the offense on the court, he needs help. When Russ (Russell –
Westbrook) needs help when he’s leading the offense on the floor. There needs to be more players who don’t think too much about reading and reacting, and when we do that, we win games where we sometimes have six to
Seven different players scored in double figures, and I think that’s how it came about.
“However, I think at this point you can’t think too much and play the easy rounds. I always tell the players that the only mistake you can make is not to compete. Other than that, just play within your ability
, play within the system, stay disciplined. I think the fatigue has something to do with it. This schedule, although we have been at home, we played back to back on Sunday and Monday, today we have a game on Wednesday, and we have another game on Friday
.And the level of competition offered by the opponents is elite. I think it’s a combination of all those things.”