ATLANTA – Los Angeles Lakers rushed to the All-Star break on Tuesday, fell below 0.500 for the first time since November 7 after a 117-113 loss for Atlanta Hawks.
In 28-29, the Lakers are 2.5 games from Sacramento Kings for the final playoff at the Western Conference. For James, the last of the season is that his team had a sub-.500 record since Cleveland Cavaliers ended the 35-47 season of a rookie in 2003-04
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"This is a tricky loss for us," said James. "We did not have a consistent game in all aspects of the game, and we got a lot of coverage to get the game started, and we got a lot of cover in the third quarter."
LA allowed The Hawks, who are already 19 games under .500, will score 65 points in the first half and climb as much as possible 10. Loss on Tuesday came after the Lakers allowed Philadelphia 76ers to score 76 points in the first half. loss of 143-120 on Sunday
Point guard Area Rondo s (19659002) "We have given up many points in the last but there are many games – eight to 10 games – and that's just a firefight, and we have not won much of the shootings, "Rondo said. "So we have to find a way to achieve different dynamics as long as we defend ourselves to stop."
Lakers coach Luk Waltton said he wants his team to use the break to recover mentally and physically and make a serious experience.
"Turning back to the idea, let's try to do something special," Walton said. "To sacrifice, go out and give in for the team … So I asked the boys to calm down for a little while at the weekend I know everyone has family and events but spends some time with them As I said, I think we have a group that will be ready to come back when we get back. "
James will leave the country for a short break, sources told ESPN before heading to Charlotte to play on his 15th all-Star Game, team LeBron captain against Team Giannis
"You need to decompress and escape the game a little," "These guys will have a lot more time than I do, obviously, I'll be back in two days, but get fresh, think about it, make your bodies right, come back with the idea that we … I'll make the playoffs."
Kyle Kuzma will take part in the MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars game on Friday and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge on Saturday. Lonzo Ball was also selected to play for a US team in the Rising Stars game, but was removed from a sprained ankle.
"We just have to make the game fun," Kuzma said. "You just have to remember why we started playing this game Play for fun, not business and do not over-stress the field I think All-Star break will be really good for us, especially break with everyone and get rebuild, and bring back a new focus. "
Tuesday was the third loss of the Lakers in the last 19 games against one of the wineries of the winery in the league, compensating for the damage of 12-45 Cleveland Cavaliers and 10-45 New York Knicks.
James was asked if his team had the right sense of urgency every night.
"Just a little sense of urgency in each game, how important each game is when boys never play before the playoffs so you can not teach them, but it's very important to understand how important each game is, no matter who you play and where you are, "he said.
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But not everything was lost. James made the tours in the dressing room and wished to his teammates before slipping out with a few bottles of wine for his travel to a distant destination.
"It's time to escape and reflect a little about where we are as a group," Walton said, "I think we've been through a lot of difficulties in the first part of the season, and you know we're probably not there, where we want to be, but still close enough, to challenge us to go back to "All-Star" and we have to do some work, but I think we have a group that is about this challenge and we look forward to we attack when we come back after him
Rondo remains firmly convinced in his team. I'm not worried, "he said.
James's last line of 28 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds to equalize the 78th Triple Pair of his career that binds him to Wilt Chamberlain for the fifth most time was quickly forgotten
"At the end of the day we lost the game," said James, "I do not care what I did separately. I could take care less when I do not win ball games. That's why I'm so I can throw this game in the trash. "