The Los Angeles Lakers lost another winnable game Friday night to the Memphis Grizzlies, and it became even more evident how much they need their closer, Kobe Bryant back on the floor. After the game, head coach Mike D’Antoni and Pau Gasol discussed the issues with not having Bryant on the floor, not only as a scorer but as a facilitator. Interestingly, Gasol also says that he really doesn’t feel like this team could do much differently against any other team. Despite the loss, Jodie Meeks registered his Laker-high 25 points, just six points shy of his career-high of 31. Nick Young scored 18 points off the bench as a member of the second unit. Check out our post-game videos below and don’t forget to subscribe to our Lakers Nation YouTube Channel.
MIKE D’ANTONI: On Benching Xavier Henry, Not Having A Go-To Kobe Bryant Out There
PAU GASOL: “There Isn’t Much We Can Do Different Against Any Other Team.”
JODIE MEEKS: Talks Teams Closing Struggles, Is Confidence Wavering?
NICK YOUNG: Not Thinking About Kobe Bryant Right Now, Addresses Teams Struggles Down The Stretch