The Los Angeles Lakers dropped their fifth straight in their 119-115 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, despite 35 points from Lou Williams off the bench, his third 30+ point game this season.
Aside from four players being sidelined with injuries, the Lakers once again failed to do the little things, allowing 25 points off turnovers and not communicating defensively.
On the positive side, head coach Luke Walton explains that he felt like his players started to hold each other accountable in the second half, and he is prepared to start pulling his players for their mistakes. Julius Randle said he felt like this game was actually the most vocal they’ve been as a team all season.
Rookie Brandon Ingram explains why Walton pulled him for a missed defensive assignment and how he’s reacted to this losing streak. Larry Nance Jr. talks about Lou Williams carrying this team for the past week, despite the losses. Williams is indifferent towards having another great scoring night, since it resulted in their fifth consecutive loss. Watch more in the post-game videos below.
Larry Nance Jr.