Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James claims he is not concerned by the race for the eighth seed in the Western Conference as he insists his team has much more things to focus on. The race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference is heating up as the Portland Trail Blazers won three of their four matches played so far in Orlando.
Meanwhile, the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies have claimed only one win so far and lost four matches. With a few games left, the Grizzlies have a 33-37 record, while the Trail Blazers own a 32-38 record. "For me and this ballclub, we’re trying to get better every day.
We want to get better on the floor, when we have our film sessions we want to get better in our film sessions,” James said, as quoted on Lakers Nation. “I’m not paying attention to what’s going on with the eight seed right now, because there’s too much that can happen with play-in games to decided that.
It’s too far away”.
Lakers forward Anthony Davis confident his team will be fine
The Lakers have won two and lost three games so far in the bubble and their start to the season restart hasn't been ideal.
Shooting struggles have been a major issue for the Lakers in Orlando as they scored just 87 points in a loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder and 97 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets, respectively. "I think we’re fine,” Davis said.
“Obviously we’re trying to integrate some guys who haven’t been here. “Trying to get those guys going while getting guys who were here before going again. I don’t think anything has really gotten us besides the 3-point shooting.
I think we’re fine. I don’t think anything is eye-opening or something we need to be afraid of. Offense is going to come around. “If we continue to do the things we’ve been doing defensively, we’ll be fine.
If our defense was bad, then we’d be a little more in shock with our team and where we are. But I think our defense is where we want it to be. We clinched first, so we’re fine. Obviously we want to win games and continue to improve, but we just want to make sure we continue to sharpen our tools going into the postseason”.