Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James scored 30 points against the Sacramento Kings but he wasn't happy at all after the Lakers suffered a 141-137 triple overtime loss. "I felt like I played a horrible game individually, and I hold myself to a higher standard than that," said James, whose 30 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds were marred by seven turnovers and 2-for-13 shooting from 3-point range.
"I've got to do better for this team, especially when we're going through what we're going through on the floor." James went 0-of-4 from the three point line in the overtime. "It's always a miss or a make situation," said James, who couldn't recreate the magic from the three big 3s he hit down the stretch in L.A.'
s overtime win Wednesday in Indiana. "Obviously, people see the highlights and say, 'Oh, he missed that.' But I thought the looks that I got, I wasn't pressured. Wasn't sped up. Got great looks. The looks that I got tonight were actually better looks than the ones that I got in Indy.
I just made them."
James and the Lakers blew a big lead
The Lakers were up by 13 at the start of the fourth quarter but they let the lead slip away and eventually lose a tight contest. "A game that we had control of in the fourth and let it get away," said Anthony Davis.
"And then overtimes. Did enough and then once again, they made some tough shots, made some big plays. But I feel like we had control of the game." The Lakers have been extremely inconsistent at the start of the season but star guard Russell Westbrook insists there is no need to panic.
"One thing I live by is never, never, never panic," said Westbrook. "Don't panic. Stick with each other, never spread out in times like this regardless of what people may think outside of our locker room of how quickly they think we should be playing this way, that way.
It's a long year." The Lakers entered the season as a top favorite to win it all but they own a 10-11 record through 21 games. "You know, 10-11, I mean, we could go on a 10-game winning streak, 12-game winning streak, now the narrative is different," Davis said.
"You know, 10-game winning streak, we're 20-11. Now we'll shut everybody up. But it's on us. We're going to have to do it. It's not just going to be easy."