Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James believes that his team was too slow in the first game of the second round of the NBA playoffs with the Houston rockets (97: 112, 0-1).
“It’s all about speed. The rockets play very fast both offensively and defensively. You can watch it on the video of the match. We felt their speed tonight. We have to deal with this completely in the second game. I don’t think we had many problems defensively. Although we let James Harden get to the free throw line too often in the first half. More importantly, we had 17 losses. It all stemmed from a bad game on offense, ” Clutch Points quoted James as saying.
Recall, James in the match with the “rockets” repeated the anti-record of his career.
Budenholzer has set a ceiling of playing time for Antetokounmpo. Yannis is not happy
Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer explained the limited playing time of forward Yannis Adetokunbo (35 minutes) and offensive guard Kris Middleton (36 minutes) in the third game of the second round of the NBA playoffs with the Miami Heat (100:115, 0-3).
“Obviously, we have to be fresh for the whole 48 minutes. We should have played well in the last 12 minutes of the match. I wanted the team to be fresh and ready to fight. In addition, Kris Middleton faced a bust of fouls. This is high-level basketball. With such an energy-consuming game, 35-36 minutes is the ceiling, ” ESPN quoted Budenholzer as saying.
Forward “Bucks” Giannis antetokounmpo did not agree with Budenholzer.
“I feel great. I could have played more, ” Adetokunbo said.
No team in NBA history has rebounded after falling behind 0-3 in a playoff series.
Magic Johnson spoke openly about the Lakers ‘ loss in the first game of the series with the rockets
NBA legend magic Johnson named the reasons for the Los Angeles Lakers ‘ loss in the first game of the second-round NBA playoff series with the Houston rockets.
“The Lakers didn’t have the energy, they were slow and were outplayed at both ends of the court from the start of the game,” Johnson wrote on his Twitter page.
Earlier, the first semifinal game of the NBA Western conference playoff series ended, in which the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Houston rockets. The game took place in reunion at the I. S. p. Wide world of sports arena and ended with a 112:97 victory for the nominal guests. The next game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston rockets will take place on September 7.