LeBron James didn't hide his frustration after the Los Angeles Lakers lost another tight game. On Sunday night, the Lakers suffered a 113-112 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers. With a couple of seconds left, the Lakers had a chance to hit a potential game-winner against the 76ers.
Russell Westbrook took the ball in his hands but he was blocked as the 76ers secured a rebound and ran the clock out. A few nights earlier, the Lakers lost to the Dallas Mavericks by a 119-115 score. Now, the Lakers have lost their last three games and are sitting at 19-24.
James had 35 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists but it wasn't enough for the Lakers to beat the 76ers. "It's just frustrating. Getting in those positions and not being able to come out with the victory. We're playing good basketball.
We're just not winning games," James said, per ESPN.
James sets his focus on the Houston Rockets game
On Monday night, the Lakers will be hosting the Rockets. "The best thing about this league is you get an opportunity to redeem yourself very fast.
You still get an opportunity to be better the next day. We got another one tomorrow and we got to be ready to play against a young, fast, energetic Houston Rockets team," James noted. Meanwhile, Lakers head coach Darvin Ham refused to blame Westbrook after the star guard failed to come up with a game-winning shot.
"Just being down one point and the ball is in Russell Westbrook's hand, I'm comfortable with that. I don't know how much I can reiterate that. If it was Bron, it'd be the same thing. It's disappointing that we lost. And it's disappointing that we couldn't close the game out.
But make no mistake about it, down one with the ball in Russ' hands with Embiid standing in front of him, I have confidence in my player. And that's not going to change. We just got to make a better play," Ham said. The Rockets own a 10-33 record and the Lakers will definitely feel good about their good chances of snapping a three-game losing streak tonight.