NBA 2018-19, Hits and Flops: Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers
- The Lakers were handed a very disappointing loss by the Hawks as they head into the All-Star break.
Flop - JaVale McGee:
JaVale McGee is having one of the best years of his career with the Lakers. He needed to step up his game further with Chandler missing this game, but he ended up playing just 13 minutes in this game.
McGee had 6 points and 4 fouls. He was a non-factor on the defensive end too. The Lakers had to play the small ball line-up for the majority of this game because of the lacklustre performance from their big man.
McGee has been averaging 11.2 points and 2 blocks per game this season.
Hit - LeBron James:
LeBron James didn't have one of his best nights, but he still ended up with a triple-double.
James ended with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 16 assists for the game on 8-20 shooting from the field and 9-11 from the FT line. He was running the floor for the Lakers and had 14 assists after only three quarters.
James also tallied 43 minutes in this match and tried his best to get his side home. But this was not supposed to be LeBron's night, who is in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
The Lakers will need every bit of experience from their superstar after the All-Star break.