Dennis Schroder and the Los Angeles Lakers slumped to their second straight loss at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. This match was a must-win for the Lakers in order to strengthen their position for the playoffs. However, there were some positive takeaways from this game as Anthony Davis got some more minutes on the court.
It was evident from this game that the Lakers are sorely missing LeBron James. The star forward has been sidelined due to injury for more than a month. The term was faltering on both ends of the court and it was painfully obvious that there was a lack of leadership.
In the post-game press conference, Dennis Schroder assured the Lakers fans that their performances will soon be on the upward spiral. He also said that once LeBron returns, the team will find a new lease of life which will positively affect their performances on the court.
Schroder said, “We are gonna use whatever games we have left to get the chemistry right. We all have to get on the same page. This team cannot make excuses, we just gotta go out there for 48 minutes and win games. I know injuries happen, we are athletes.”
He continued, “However, we gotta have the next man mentality. Until the best player in the world gets back and helps us get dubs again. We need to get back to the form we had in the playoffs last season.”
In the game against the Mavs, Dennis Schroder continued his streak of good performances for his side. The 27-year-old finished with 16 points to his name. Moreover, he also racked up 10 assists and four rebounds during the course of the game.
The Lakers are fifth in the Western Conference standings. At the moment, they are well in contention for the playoff spots. However, they have an unwanted three-game losing streak in their hands. Coach Vogel and his men will look forward to improving their performance in the upcoming games ahead of the postseason.
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