Underperforming Lakers Take on a Resurgent Spurs

Dean Riley - 05 Mar 2022

The underperforming LA Lakers will lock horns with the downtrodden San Antonio Spurs, who despite some good statistics, boast a poor overall record. The two have played each other three times this season with the Lakers coming out victorious twice and The Spurs winning their most recent encounter 138 – 111.

The Spurs have a season record of 24 wins and 38 losses. Despite this poor record things have been looking up for them in recent times, with the team winning five of their last 9. The Lakers on the other hand currently boast a season record of 27 wins and 34 losses. This is well below the expectations set for the super team at the start of the season. The Lakers have only won one game in their last seven.

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San Antonio Spurs Looking Good

The San Antonio Spurs have had a difficult and arguably unlucky season. The Spurs have a better point differential than 8 teams who have more wins than them. This is an indication of the quality of basketball that The Spurs have been consistently playing. It is their 9-19 clutch record that has caused their record to suffer.

Dejount Murray has been the star player for The Spurs this season and will have to continue playing his best basketball for The Spurs to have any chance of reaching a playoff spot. They currently sit at 4th position in the Southwest Division.

Los Angeles in Trouble

The situation in Los Angeles is not looking good at all. Anthony Davis is currently still in recovery mode while Russel Westbrook is in possibly the worst form of his career. LeBron James is the only consistent performer, hitting near 30 points per game this season.

Time is running out for the Lakers, and they need to start improving their results soon if they want to reach the playoffs this season, something that was merely expected when the season started. They currently sit 4th in the Pacific Division.  

Many Lakers fans will be praying for an upturn in the form of the team. San Antonio, however, are looking stable and could prove to be yet another banana skin for the Lakers.

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