Frank Vogel
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After winning a game in Detroit, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered another loss in New York against the Knicks. So far, the purple and gold lost three of four games on this five-game road trip and are 2-5 in their last seven games.

This time, the Lakers had a poor start as they lost the first quarter by 16 points and had to fight to erase the deficit. “I thought we had a few good possessions to start the game where we missed shots,” Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said postgame.

“They scored the first five possessions or something like that. Our execution on either side of the ball wasn’t good enough to start the game. Didn’t know probably till 20, 30 minutes before the game if Anthony [Davis] was going to go.

“Not good enough start but a hell of a fight by our guys. to fight back in, compete the way they did, competing their tails off to get W’s and just falling short. But we have to have better starts. The last two games, we’re playing uphill, and that makes things difficult.”