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Luke Walton Under Fire from Lakers GM Magic Johnson

05 November, 2018, 00:34 | Author: Rachael Silva
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"And they've been playing that bigger lineup out there".

The Lakers responded by grinding out a 114-113 home win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, and those close to Walton said there was a major feeling of relief that the team did not take a three-game losing streak into a tough stretch that includes upcoming games against the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors. But I was pleased with how we came back and got within striking distance.

He made two clutch free throws with 13 seconds left to give the Timberwolves a three-point lead in a tightly contested fourth quarter. What can I do to be the best team we can be? While Walton won't be fired soon, there is the potential for him to see the door if things don't change.

The Lakers nearly blew a big point lead late but managed to hold on for the win.


"I feel like I have a great relationship with management, yes", said Walton, who spoke with general manager Rob Pelinka after practice and before the Lakers flew to Portland. When you're not making shots that means you've got to go to the other end and you've got to be really sharp. We haven't had a lot of success against this franchise here in a long time or against this team period going a long way. The Lakers did make it hard on the Blazers dynamic backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum (30 points each), with their primary defenders, but the effort of their perimeter defense was reinforced by the play of JaVale McGee. Rajon Rondo added 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in just under 26 minutes. "It's our choice either to hang on to those, or it's our choice to stay present and focus our energy and time on what we can do to get better". If anything, LeBron and this young core of guys were more likely to get off to a tremendously hot start and begin to hit some rough patches a third of the way into the season as the momentum and adrenaline from the new season wore off.

LeBron discusses the reports of Tyson Chandler joining the Lakers: While the rest of the Lakers organization balked at questions surrounding the reports, LeBron James was more than comfortable to discuss the addition.

And the timeout might have been just what Portland needed to get back into the game.

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