Russell Westbrook & Lakers Fall To The Hornets 114-117 With No LeBron And AD, Westbrook 35 Pts

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Russell Westbrook & Lakers Battle VS Hornets 114-117 With No LeBron And AD, Westbrook 35 Pts Lakers have been struggling as of late, entering Friday with a 3-6 record in their last nine games. Given the team's struggles, and the absences of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, it's not necessarily surprising Ball and Co. turned up the dial. Notable Stats LaMelo Ball, PG, CHA: 20 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK Russell Westbrook, PG, LAL: 35 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST Miles Bridges, SF, CHA: 26 PTS, 8 REB, 6 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK Carmelo Anthony, PF, LAL: 19 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL, 2 BLK Terry Rozier, SG, CHA: 20 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST Austin Reaves, SG, LAL: 16 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST Russell Westbrook's Effort Not Enough. With James and Davis sidelined, the Lakers lacked star power Friday night against the Hornets. Sure, Russell Westbrook had one of his better games of the season, finishing with 35 points to help give L.A. the chance to win. However, his efforts weren't enough as the rest of the starting lineup fell short. Aside from Westbrook, the Lakers' most effective players were Carmelo Anthony, Kent Bazemore and Austin Reaves. All three played off the bench. It's somewhat of a good sign that the Lakers got a lot of punch from their bench, but the starters' struggles highlight the fact the team won't find much success when James and Davis aren't on the floor. James, who leads the team in points, and Davis, who ranks second in points, are the two most effective players the Lakers have. Davis also ranks first in rebounds and third in assists, while James ranks third and second in those categories, respectively. James missed Friday's game with left knee soreness, while Davis, who missed 17 games with a sprained MCL before returning Jan. 25, sat out with a sore right wrist. When James and Davis return, it will be critical they try to develop some chemistry with Westbrook, because clearly he can still ball when called upon. Otherwise, it could be a long second half of the season as the trio has struggled when on the court together. Lakers will travel to face the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. So Z Nation, what did you think about the Lakers loss to the Charlotte Hornets??? Comments down below πŸ’­β˜‘οΈ Like and Share my videos πŸ‘πŸΌβ˜‘οΈ βœ… Subscribe to my channel ZSPN on YouTube βœ… Thank you all for watching ZSPN on YouTube http://youtube.com/c/ZSPNSports Like my page on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ZSPNSports/ Follow me on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/zspn_sports Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zspn_sports/?hl=en Check out my podcast, ZSPN , on Anchor! https://anchor.fm/zspn Check out my podcast, ZSPN , on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/7hRfH2WzMhoKzgFyftUz1l Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I60o3Wt-X421fEiJSjziA/join πŸ’œGO LAKERSπŸ’› --- This episode is sponsored by Β· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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