3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz's 90-83 loss to the Lakers

3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz's 90-83 loss to the Lakers

3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz's 90-83 loss to the Lakers

While his averages are similar to what they were last season, Ingram has done a good job and certainly was a key factor in the win over the Jazz. One victory came on the road in Cleveland and the other was at home against the Utah Jazz.

But there needs to be an urgency to get Los Angeles through this season considering at 11-8, they might be just 2 games back from first in the West, but they're also only 2½ games ahead of 13th. 'Obviously, I didn't shoot the ball as well as I would like to but I put in enough time and I knew it was all going to figure itself out because of the work I put into my game'. With LeBron James, it doesn't matter what place they finish as he has the ability to turn on the heaters whenever he wants to.

Magic Johnson said before the start of the season that Ball needed to learn how to attack the paint and make defenses respect him as a scorer, and while his scoring numbers are down from 2017, Ball may be starting to turn the corner as a more efficient scorer. Lance Stephenson had 13 off the bench.

The Lakers won another ugly game a few nights later against a struggling Jazz team that lost star Donovan Mitchell in the first half and could not possibly have played any worse. After the Lakers were blown out in Orlando, most assumed they would be ready for revenge in the rematch at Staples Center to end the week. Kyle Kuzma chipped in 21 points. Entering Sunday's action, they ranked fifth in the league in this category with 13.8 per game, fitting considering they coughed it up 14 times against the Lakers.

Ingram has been aggressive all season, but in the process he has forgotten how to move the ball. Isaac had six points and five rebounds against the Lakers in his third game back after missing six games because of an ankle injury. "We think we have a game, we're up 18 and we give in, and we find a way to win it. ..."

He started the year strong but has all but disappeared, and it appears that head coach Luke Walton has valued Caldwell-Pope to the detriment of Hart.

The Lakers have creeped up in the Western Conference standings ever since signing Tyson Chandler as they are now in the post season picture and the Nuggets are doing their best to stay afloat in the top five of the competitive conference. When we got stops, we got rebounds and then we got to the free-throw line. Whenever James goes to a new team, it typically takes him a little while to adjust to him running the show.

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