“Just Out There Shooting Bricks”: Fans React to Lakers Poor Shooting vs Phoenix Suns

Published 12/22/2021, 1:15 AM EST
Dec 17, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) argues the call against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the third quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers succumbed to a third consecutive defeat as they lost to the Suns at home. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook recorded 34 and 22 points, respectively, but they had no help from other starters. In fact, the combined score from non-LeBron/Westbrook starters was just 7.

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The Lakers’ biggest concern this season has been their shooting. It was clearly visible against the Suns at the Staples Center. Despite so much quality, both on the court and on the bench, the Lakers have failed to dominate.

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Isaiah Thomas ended the game on 1/11 FG and Talen Horton-Tucker went 1/13 against the Suns. In fact, the Lakers’ sixth man Carmelo Anthony went 2/7, which is very low by his standards.

Fans are furious with the team’s shooting against the Suns and have reacted to it on social media.

Los Angeles Lakers fans react to the team’s poor shooting vs. the Suns

The Lakers had a poor showing at the Staples Center as they went down 90-108 against the Suns. They were bad defensively and had poor shooting stats.

Their fans reacted to their dismal shooting versus the Suns on Twitter. These are some of the best reactions to the same.

Phoenix Suns are now at the top of the Western Conference table with a four-game winning streak. The Lakers, despite a dismal performance this season so far, are in the play-in position. The Lakers have been struggling for consistency this season and after a good run of games, they are again on a 3-game losing streak.

Even though teams in the Western Conference are struggling, they have been able to stay in the top eight for the majority of the season so far.

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Dec 19, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) is fouled by Chicago Bulls forward Alfonzo McKinnie (28) during the second half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Westbrook may have been the second-best scorer for the Lakers against the Suns, but he has been struggling to perform for a long time now. Another player who has struggled to perform consistently for the Lakers this season is Anthony Davis. However, Davis is out injured and is set to miss some crucial games in the coming weeks.

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The Lakers have a big test ahead as they face San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets at home next. Can they turn the situation around and bounce back from 3 consecutive defeats? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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