“A brutal 4th quarter” – Skip Bayless hits out at LeBron James as Lakers blow 17-point lead to lose at the hands of the Pacers

Skip Bayless hit out at LeBron James as the Los Angeles Lakers blew a 17-point lead to lose at the hands of the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

LeBron James in action for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers blew a near unassailable 17-point lead as they went down to the Indiana Pacers at the Crypto.com Arena on Monday night. The Lakers had a comfortable outing as they won all three of the first three quarters and looked en route to a convincing win – however, it was not to be as the Indiana Pacers came back from behind to register an inspirational victory.

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’s 21 points, it all fell apart for the Lakers as they lost the last quarter by losing a 17-point lead.

The Pacers were jubilant at the end of the game as Andrew Nembhard gave 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 were dealt with a lot of criticism – none more so than that from Skip Bayless.

What did Skip Bayless have to say about the Lakers’ defeat to the Pacers?

The NBA analyst ripped into the Lakers and their talisman LeBron James as he took to his Twitter to give his two cents on the game.

LeBron James

Bayless took to his Twitter account after the game to rip into the Lakers. Bayless wrote: “LeBron just played a brutal 4th quarter, guarded by 6-3 rookie Nembhard, allowing Lakers to lose a 17-pt lead at home to an Indiana playing back to back. NO CLOSER GENE. He finally did make late layup to give LA a 2-pt lead. But Nembhard, LBJ’s man, drained a buzzer 3 to win it.”

It is certain that the narrow defeat will leave an impact on the Lakers, who will wonder what went wrong as they lost a game that they had in the bag for a majority for the game.

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