After Bradley didn't make a mid-range shot this time, Barton countered the layup with a ball, and Davis took a block shot but was fouled. Obviously, this is a misjudgment. But then, the Lakers player mentality was affected, and the Nuggets took advantage of the situation to widen the points difference.
Lao Zhan was absent from the game due to a strained chest muscle. This is the first time Lao Zhan has missed this season. In this regard, Rondo entered the starting line, replacing the position of Lao Zhan, combing the team's offense. In the first two quarters, the Lakers without Lao Zhan still played back with the Nuggets. Kuzma's continuous scoring, Caruso's foul score and thick eyebrow score helped the team bite the score. But in the second half of the third quarter, Rondo came to rest, terribly thick eyebrows and slipped into the air. At this time, only Kuzma had a strong point on the field, helping the team make the point difference around 10 points. However, Caruso was intercepted by Harris in the fourth quarter, then Harris made another three-pointer, and the Lakers were 16 points behind. Since then the game has gone, the Lakers lose.
The Lakers are a team based on dual cores. They have a strong eyebrow to defend the inside and Lao Zhan's outside to guide the attack. Without Lao Zhan, there would be no organization and entry into the inside, and no one could replace it. The Lakers rely on the strong personal capabilities of the dual core to lead the Lakers forward. Two people, one less, is either a lack of offense or a chaotic organization; both are absent from the game, and even the Warriors Knicks can't.
Old Zhan had too much influence on the Lakers' organization. The Lakers had 18 assists in this game, but Rondo contributed eight. The Lakers had an average of 25.9 assists per season, far below the season average.
Under Lao Zhan's leadership, the Lakers ranked fifth in the league in offensive efficiency, eighth in defensive efficiency, and seventh in assists per game. The Lakers are inseparable from Lao Zhan.
Old Zhan will be 35 years old in another week. This season, Old Zhan has the lowest average playing time per game. Vogel has done a good job of protecting Old Zhan. As the saying goes, the older the man, the more demon, Lao Zhan's pass reached a career high, averaging 10.6 times per game, the league's highest. Obviously, Lao Zhan already knows how to use his best ability, how to create more scoring opportunities for thick eyebrows, how to make his team better, and how to lead his team to go further.
This is the responsibility of a leader, and he must bear it.