Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James claimed the Lakers weren't concerned a bit after losing Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. The Lakers were aiming to take a comfortable 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals but the Heat won 115-104 to reduce the deficit to 2-1 James had a near triple-double performance as he scored 25 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out eight assists.
"I don't ever feel like we let our guard down," James said, per ESPN. "Also, I don't feel like we're concerned. We're not concerned. We know we can play a lot better. We have another opportunity to take a commanding lead on Tuesday.
You relish that opportunity." The Lakers were outscored in every quarter of the game and James said that was unacceptable. "They are really, really good offensively, so you just can't turn the ball over against that team," James said.
"I take full responsibility for that."
Anthony Davis claims the same as James
Davis wasn't at his usual level as he scored only 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and had three assists. "Trust me," Davis said.
"We'll be fine." Davis then underlined he has to play better. "I just have to be better," Davis said. "Both ends of the floor. Foul trouble, bringing the energy to the team -- the team relies on me bringing the energy to start the game, and when you pick up two fouls, guys come in earlier, things like that.
So I just have to be better." Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma also didn't appear to think too concerned after the Lakers dropped Game 3. Kuzme scored 19 points off the bench for the Lakers but it wasn't enough for his side against the Heat in Game 3.
"We're not perfect. No one's perfect. You are not a perfect team, you are not a perfect individual. Everybody f---s up. Everybody makes mistakes. The biggest thing for us is keying in on what we need to do and then doing what we have done all year," Kuzma said.
"Our message to the team is we don't like to lose two in a row. That's been our goal -- not for playoffs, but entire season long. Obviously, having a little letdown is great for us. We have been on a high, and for us, we got to respond. And I like our chances because of who we have on the team."