The Los Angeles Lakers lost their second game in a row by falling to the Sacramento Kings. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol were out for the game. Despite missing three starters, the Lakers were able to stay close and lost only by three points, 120-123.
Following the defeat, Frank Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, shared his thoughts on the game. “I was proud of our team’s effort and fight in a game we had three starters out. Second I have back to back against the team that’s been off for two days,” he said.
“I think we came out of the gates really strong. We weren’t able to sustain our defensive proficiency throughout most of the game in particular getting stops down the stretch I thought our effort and willingness to play for each other with 26 assists, trying to play team-first basketball was really at a high level tonight. I’m really proud of our guys even in the loss.”