The Los Angeles Lakers lost their fifth straight game, are tied for last in the Western Conference, and dropped their record to 16-30 after a loss to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. The Lakers weren’t expected to win a game against the team with the best record in the NBA, but another loss was bound to keep the frustrations flowing.
When Pau Gasol called out his team after losing to the Orlando Magic during the Grammy trip, teammate Kobe Bryant credited him for caring, though referring to it a “tantrum.” After the Lakers extended their losing streak to five games Tuesday night, Pau Gasol addressed those frustrations once again.
“I’m frustrated right now, almost every game, especially when we don’t win, when we get in these losing streaks,” Gasol told Lakers Nation Tuesday night. “I’m more frustrated when we lose games that… we can win, that are winnable games.
“Indiana, best record in the league, you might, it’s not that you expect to lose but you can lose this game. Orlando, I’m really upset that we lost that game. New York, another game that I think we could have won. I just believe we have to have a little more confidence and determination on games that we can and should win.”
Gasol recorded his fifth consecutive game with 20+ points and 10+ assists against the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night. It was his 10th in his last 14 games, but it still wasn’t enough to get the Lakers over the hump. Another All-Star caliber performance, and yet Gasol finds himself in an unfamiliar territory, a virtual tie for last place in the Western Conference.
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