Published: Wed, March 06, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers - 3/4/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers - 3/4/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LeBron James finished with 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Josh Hart scored 17 off the bench. They are shooting 47 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.

After losing a must-win game against the Clippers, the Lakers are now 5.5 games back of the San Antonio Spurs for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference. What he was trying to do was go 2-for-1 - give the Lakers two possessions within the 31.2 seconds and only one for the Clippers.

We learned after Tuesday's practice that Kyle Kuzma (sprained ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Denver, while Brandon Ingram (shoulder), Tyson Chandler (neck) and Lance Stephenson (toe) are all questionable.

The Lakers led by as many as 10 late in the first quarter.

"That conversation hasn't occurred, but I'm sure it can happen soon", James told ESPN.

As odd as it may sound at this point in the season, especially with the characters involved, it might be time for LeBron and the Lakers to call it a season.

At the time, Lonzo tweeted (with a smiley emoji), "Lakers ain't even makin the Playoffs".

There are myriad reasons why L.A.'s season has derailed to the point of their 10th place standing in the West, 4.5 games back of the No. 8 seed, with only 18 games to play.

Coach Luke Walton, facing rampant speculation about his job security, had no interest in gauging the playoff implications of Monday's result or of the Lakers' 22nd loss in the last 26 games against their crosstown rivals.

"I can speak for myself, I can't speak for everybody else", James said, when asked how the Lakers would approach their grueling stretch run. Rather than dismiss the notion, James allowed that he and Walton would "probably" have that conversation and that the Lakers would "see what makes more sense for me and for the team". "Continue to be a professional, and be as great as you can be every single night, no matter the circumstances".

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