NBA 2020: Los Angeles Lakers suffer second straight loss, frustrated fans slam 'atrocious' poor shooting

The Lakers played without LeBron James as he sat out with a groin injury. For the Houston Rockets, James Harden chipped in with 39 points


                            NBA 2020: Los Angeles Lakers suffer second straight loss, frustrated fans slam 'atrocious' poor shooting
Anthony Davis from Los Angeles Lakers (Getty Images)

It was the second consecutive loss for the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, August 6. They went down 97-113 to the Houston Rockets who had James Harden to slam 39 points for them. Lakers were without LeBron James as he sat out with a groin injury. The loss wasn't taken too well by Lakers fans and they took to Twitter to express their sheer displeasure. The ribbing by Portland Trail Blazers fans just added to the misery.

"3-ball shooting has been atrocious for the #Lakers going 2 for 18 from downtown. Careless turnovers along with poor FT shooting will be a recipe for playoff disaster unless the #LakeShow turns it around. #[email protected]_kulik" wrote one of the fans.



 

One of the fans was quick to relive the 2014-17 season of the Lakers following the loss. "These last couple games giving me 2014-2017 Laker vibes," he tweeted.



 

Strong opinions followed. Here's one: "#LALvsHOU stop saying Lakers are gonna make the finals. You have Lebron and AD and rejects. The Lakers should have just kept the team they had last year. Because you are gonna have the same outcome; No, NBA finals. And half the team will be cut when the season is over."



 

It should also be noted the Lakers were defeated by 10+ points margin in their three losses so far and that has been one of the talking points, not to mention an average outing for LeBron himself. "Still not worried. We shot 2-20 from 3. Played our third string. Cook was trash a** trash. And we still played a decent game," a fan tweeted in support. While the support for the team continues to stay strong, there was no hiding the fact the fans were thoroughly upset with the performance.

James Harden was the man for the Rockets. He led Houston by contributing a stellar 39 points and the team put in 21 three-pointers. For the Lakers, the only bit of fight came from Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma as they attempted a strike back although it was a tad too late. While they may have the No.1 seed in the Western Conference sorted out, they are in dire straits at the moment to get their mojo back. Back-to-back losses aren't the ideal record the Lakers would be proud of.

To wind up, here's a classic example of what a Lakers fan's frustration would be like. "At this point, if you're able to watch a full Laker game, you should be nominated for the Nobel prize." The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Indiana Pacers next on Saturday, August 8. 

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