Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma out with ankle injury

Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma out with ankle injury

Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma out with ankle injury

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley finished Monday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers with 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 combined assists and steals.

Any dreams the Lakers had of making the playoffs were essentially shattered last night, when the team lost its third consecutive game. DeMarcus Cousins is another option who will be back on the market next season and will be most likely worked fully back into his top form following what will likely be a deep playoff run. Now that three teams and nearly six games stand in the way of Los Angeles and the postseason, ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives L.A. less than a one percent chance to make the playoffs. Rivers just signed an extension with the Clippers previous year. "I told Shai (Gilgeous-Alexander), look (around) the room, there's seven people. watch at the end of the year (how many more there will be)". According to ESPN, the next week will be even harder for the team as young star Kyle Kuzma will be out with an ankle injury.

A few Lakers fans just started chanting "We want Kobe!" after LeBron miss that free throw.

The Lakers now are 4.5 games behind the San Antonio Spurs for the eighth and final playoff spot.

"We're not anxious about what the time strain is or what everyone else is saying", James said.

The Lakers' second-leading scorer behind LeBron James, Kuzma has turned in a tremendous sophomore season.

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Tyson Chandler (neck) and Lance Stephenson (toe) are questionable to face the Nuggets.

But while James is eager to put this season to the back of his mind, Bill Simmons, the National Basketball Association analyst has spoken out, claiming that if the team look in their own rear-view mirror, they will see nothing but regret - the regret of the chasing down and signing of James.

Ibrahimovic will be hoping for more success with the Galaxy this season than their more famous neighbours are managing. "Everyone has been talking about the postseason, (but) we should be anxious about each and every game and how we can continue to get better with our process and get better with our team".

"The injuries are catching up a bit", Lakers head coach Luke Walton said after Monday's game.

The bleak scenario has prompted some to question whether the Lakers would be better served by declaring the season a bust, and preserving James' body for the challenges of the 2019-2020 campaign. "I'll continue to be a professional and be as great as you can be every single night". "Cause someone is always watching".

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