NBA: Los Angeles Lakers lose the Phoenix Suns and miss the playoffs
The Los Angeles Lakers will not participate in the PostSeason this season. The team of Head Coach Frank Vogel lost in Phoenix with 110: 121, at the same time the San Antonio Spurs won surprisingly with the Denver Nuggets.
- Phoenix Suns (63-16) – Los Angeles Lakers (31-48) 121: 110 (Boxscore)
- Two years after title: Lakers miss the playoffs
Phoenix Suns (63-16) – Los Angeles Lakers (31-48) 121: 110 (Boxscore)
With three outstanding games, the Lakers have a residue of 3 games on the Spurs, but can no longer catch up due to the Tiebreakers. Although both teams in direct duel each gained two games, the next criterion, victories against teams from Western Conference, but speaks clearly for the Texans (24:16).
Without LeBron James (ankle), the Lakers kept the best team of the league at least a half-time well (58:63), because Russell Westbrook (28, 10/20 FG, 5 Rebounds, 6 to) and Anthony Davis (21, 10/18 FG, 13 rebounds) after being pushed against the defeat, in the end but they also went with the team under.
After the break, it was finally over. Phoenix made serious and had really fun, especially Devin Booker. The Shooting Guard recorded 16 of its 32 points (12/22 FG, 6/9 threesome) in this section, including 11 meters in just two minutes with consecutive threnes. The Lakers, on the other hand, made five partly expensive ball losses, Phoenix scored 9 meters.
The projection grew from 5 to 24 points so fast, the Suns won the third quarter of 35:22 and so was clear that the next three Lakers games would have no meaning. On the other hand, the Suns still conjured a little, especially Deandre Ayton (22, 10/14, 13 rebounds) was served again and again with lobs.
Two years after title: Lakers miss the playoffs
Phoenix has set up a new franchise record with the 63rd victory of the season and thus exceeded the brands from the years 1993 and 2005. Chris Paul scored only 6 counters, but also played 12 assists. Phoenix Bestach again with homogeneity, even before the Garbage Time, all the players used hitherto (10) had achieved at least two Field goals. Cam Payne also played 11 assists.
Three minutes before the end, the Lakers continued to scream for -13, the Suns suffocated a possible comeback but immediately, as Cameron Johnson met with the clock of Downtown.
The Lakers have been missing the playoffs for the first time since 2019, even before two years ago, LeBron James and Co. had won the championship in the Bubble of Orlando. In the previous year was in round one conclusion, then the Suns sat down with 4-2 against the acting amorting champion.
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