Last night's game against the Warriors ended up in another double digit loss in the preseason with the Lakers losing 116-75. The game felt like it was over once the first quarter ended. Stephen Curry had 10pts in about one and half minutes. From there, the Warriors were shooting the lights out once again. The Warriors are one of the most dangerous shooting teams in the NBA, and they showed why.
Now, this is the preseason and its still early, but the Lakers have struggled on defense and offense the past couple of games. Bryon Scott has made it adamant that defense would be their main focus. Well, they have a lot of work to do before the season starts. The Lakers are considered to be a young team with the exception of Nash, Bryant and Boozer who are seasoned veterans. Players are still trying to get used to each other and their playing styles. It will take time and we'll most likely see some growing pains as the season progresses. The more games played, the team will eventually feel comfortable and play as a cohesive unit. Health is key for this Lakers team, and so far it hasn't been kind to them. Lin, Clarkson, Henry, Young, and Kelly have been injured, but the good news is four out of the five will possibly see action soon. Nick Young will be the only one who will miss some significant time when the season starts.
There shouldn't be panic as it is too early to tell what this team can achieve, but they do have to start playing better as a unit.