The LA Lakers were unable to mount a comeback victory on Saturday night against the Miami Heat after going down by 15 points in the 1st half. For the fans of the NBA Champions, a slight worry is starting to creep in, given that the LA Lakers have lost 3 of their last 4 games.
The Miami Heat were led by Kendrick Nunn on the offensive end. The 25-year-old finished with a game-high 27 points on 71.4% shooting from the field. The hot hand of Nunn was accompanied by a solid night from Jimmy Butler, who tallied 24 points with 8 boards and 5 assists.
LA Lakers unable to mount comeback as Miami Heat claim narrow road victory
The LA Lakers trailed by 13 points after the first quarter, coming out of the gate at a dragging pace. Their recent shooting struggle doesn't appear to be coming to an end, as LeBron James finished with just 19 points on 35% shooting.
Even though the LA Laker shot only 29% from beyond the arc, it didn't stop them from putting up 45 three-point attempts, the highest they have recorded this season. Miami Heat led the encounter for almost its entirety, apart from Nunn, Bam Adebayo was also special on both ends of the floor on multiple occasions.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the LA Lakers' 2nd straight loss:
Clearly, LA Lakers fans are not happy with the recent output from their team. Developing talks of their interest in DeMarcus Cousins in the wake of Anthony Davis' injury has all of Twitter rumbling. Regardless, the lack of offense in the last two games is not a pleasing sight for the LA faithful.
Here's more reactions from Twitter on the Miami Heat victory:
Bam Adebayo put together a great night as well, recording 16 points to go along with three forced turnovers on the defensive end. The LA Lakers fell to 22-9 for the season with this loss, while the Miami Heat improved to a 13-17 record.
Here are more reactions from Twitter on the nailbiter in Los Angeles: