Ever since the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers have been laser-focused on making a push for the playoffs. With all the new players they acquired at the deadline, the Lakers had been playing at a high level, but on Friday night, they stumbled.
LA dropped their game against the Dallas Mavericks in excruciating fashion, as Maxi Kleber nailed a game-winning three-point shot at the buzzer to win the game. After the contest, Austin Reaves gave a harsh reality check about the team’s mood in the locker room.
“I thought the mood was exactly what it should have been,” Reaves said of the Lakers locker room via the NBA Interviews YouTube channel. “[We have to] go in tomorrow, watch a lot of film, and learn from our mistakes. I think we’ve bounced back pretty good with this group after losses. I don’t know if we’ve had back-to-back losses until now. But we got to figure out how we move on …