LeBron James sounded deflated as he admitted that “everything went wrong” after the Los Angeles Lakers blew a 17-point lead against the Indiana Pacers.
The Los Angeles Lakers went down tragically to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night as the home team gave away a 17-point lead to end the game in a defeat. The Lakers seemed to be up and away with the win at the Crypto.com Arena on Monday night, however, a late surge from the Pacers and the crumbling Lakers dealt a crushing loss to the home side on the night.
The Lakers were in cruise control of the game, winning all three of the first three quarters but they did not know what was about to hit them in the last quarter. Despite controlling the entire game courtesy of Anthony Davis’ tally of 25 points and 13 rebounds and LeBron James’ 21 points, it all fell apart for the Lakers as they lost the last quarter by letting go of a 17-point lead.
The Pacers were jubilant at the end of the game as Andrew Nembhard came up with a buzzer-beater to win the game, and the Lakers were naturally crestfallen having let go of a game that was practically in their grasp. The Lakers failed to make it three wins in a row when they really should have, and their talisman LeBron James was visibly shattered following the defeat.
What did LeBron James have to say about the defeat to the Pacers?
LeBron James addressed the press following the defeat, and was visibly deflated at the way that the Lakers fumbled the game in the last quarter.
A crestfallen James addressed the press following the game, “Everything has to go wrong in order for you to lose a game like that and everything went wrong.” James – who scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in the game – was visibly shattered as he could not help his team win the game that they thought they had in the bag with a 17-point lead with a quarter to go.
LeBron added: “They took the game from us and you give them credit for that”, but the Lakers will certainly end the night thinking what went wrong as they gave up a near unassailable lead.