Rajon Rondo And Luke Walton Meeting Sparks Lakers Victory


Over the previous couple of weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling to string collectively the mandatory wins that may get them right into a playoff spot. It’s been a tough patch for the group that at one level this season, was ranked fourth within the Western Conference. Since getting back from damage, LeBron James hasn’t regarded the identical and neither has Rajon Rondo. Last evening although, each participant got here alive because the Lakers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 125-119. LeBron dropped 33 factors, whereas Rondo added 11 factors and 16 assists. According to ESPN, it was a dialog between Rondo and head coach Luke Walton that helped spark up the squad.

“It was an trustworthy dialog,” Walton stated in accordance with ESPN. “It was wholesome and constructive.” As the report states, the dialog was solely between Walton and Rondo and lasted a reasonably very long time.

Meanwhile, Rondo joked that his poor play as of late was the results of some again ache from “[sleeping on a foul mattress in Jamaica.”

As for the sport itself, James was pleased with the win, saying: “We had been capable of get tempo. We had 19 fast-break factors. We had 37 assists. Between me and ‘Do, we had 26 assists and [the group] solely had eight turnovers. Obviously that ratio was ridiculous. That’s some Golden State s— proper there. … By us not turning the ball over, it allowed us to set our half-court protection and we regarded fairly rattling good.”

The Lakers now sit at a report of 30-31 and are ranked 10th within the Western Conference. They are three video games out of a playoff spot with 21 matches left to go.