The Lakers look to get right back in the winning column after going through arguably their toughest stretch of their season. In the span of seven days, seven key rotation players were in and out of the lineup, Frank Vogel and Phil Handy are still out due to health and safety protocols and to top it all off, Anthony Davis’ absence has left a huge void on this team.
The team just cannot seem to catch a damn break.
And like how it’s been with all their adversities this early in the season, they have no choice but to once again fight through it. Their next game will be against the San Antonio Spurs, who, despite being inconsistent all season, are coming off a huge victory against the L.A. Clippers and will want to beat the vulnerable Lakers on Thursday. The purple and gold will have to be ready for the Spurs because they can actually defeat any team in the league when they’re clicking on both sides of the floor.
L.A. may have already beaten San Antonio twice this season but that was with Davis and multiple players who are currently in health and safety protocols in the lineup. LeBron James, who said he’ll be ready to go after spraining his ankle last Tuesday vs. the Suns, will face the Spurs for the first time this season. It’s worth noting that this Spurs squad has improved offensively since they last faced the Lakers in November.