The Los Angeles Lakers snapped their three-game losing streak last night against the Utah Jazz, and it was an overall great performance.
Los Angeles held the Jazz to just 84 points on the night and at the other end of the court, the Lakers managed to score over 100 points. There is no question the Lakers have been struggling as of late, and it is a win like this one that helps build the confidence of the team. Losing is one of the major reasons for a lack of chemistry, but dominate performances help players get on the same page.
After the game, Kobe Bryant spoke to reporters and ESPN reports that he believes the Lakers are beginning to bond.
“We’re bonding together and we’re communicating with each other very well,” Bryant said, suggesting that last week’s confrontation was healthy for the team. “You can’t just sweep things under the rug all the time. They don’t get better.”
The Lakers are still seven games under .500 with an 18-25 record and a lot of work is needed for this team to make the post-season. Los Angeles has to be near perfect for the remainder of the season and everyone on the team has to be focused on the task at hand.
Los Angeles is no doubt the most talented team in the NBA on paper and if all the players are comfortable with each other and their roles, this team can be very dangerous.