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NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking points from Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans

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184   //    24 Feb 2019, 11:32 IST

The Lakers are digging themselves a hole and might miss out on playoffs. Credits: The Advocate
The Lakers are digging themselves a hole and might miss out on playoffs. Credits: The Advocate

Result: New Orleans Pelicans def. Los Angeles Lakers, 128-115

The Lakers will not be in the playoffs if they were to happen today and the things are really spooky for them right now. It is expected that LeBron James will start being more ball dominant in this final half of the regular season to drag them to the playoffs.

Coming off a huge win against the Houston Rockets, the Lakers were up against the Davis-less New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers did not have the luck on their side as the Pelicans walked home without breaking a sweat.

The Lakers have dug themselves a hole and will need to treat every game seriously from here on. In this article, let us take a look at three of the talking points from the Pelicans' easy win over the Lakers.


#3 Bad three-point shooting and turnovers never kept the Lakers in the game

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggled shooting against the Pelicans. Credit: The Advocate
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggled shooting against the Pelicans. Credit: The Advocate

The Lakers were not great shooting the ball from distance and also committed a lot of turnovers. These mistakes never really allowed them to stay in the game as the Pelicans who got off to a hot start walked away with the victory comfortably.

While stars like LeBron James and Brandon Ingram did a great job of scoring, they also accumulated 9 turnovers. Kyle Kuzma also had a rough night as he only shot 1-for-5 from the three-point line.

The entire bench combined for just 1-for-10 from downtown and the stat itself talks about the kind of game they have had. The entire Lakers roster went 10-for-29 from the three-point line while the Pelicans combined for 15-for-40. The Pelicans committed 18 turnovers to the Lakers' 23.

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