Lakers’ Brandon Ingram on effort in practice not carrying over to games
Following their 108-94 loss to the Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center on Friday night, the Los Angeles Lakers (11-27) have continued their downward spiral and have now lost nine straight games. Lakers rising star forward Brandon Ingram, who had a double-double last night to lead all scorers with 22 points (10-of-18 shots made from the field) and 14 rebounds, opened up about the team’s recent struggles after team practice on Saturday afternoon.
Ingram was asked about why the Lakers are having such trouble transitioning what they practice to live games. Via a tweet on Saturday afternoon from ClutchPoints’ own Ryan Ward:
“Not sure. Maybe a lack of focus. Different guys have better nights than other nights. Like I said, it’s a young team,” Ingram said.
According to another tweet by Ward, Ingram also pointed out that the Lakers’ young squad needs to take their lack of consistency right now much more seriously going forward.
“As a young player, you tend to lack consistency a little bit. It’s always a different player each night that shows up,” Ingram said. “Like I said, it’s just on us to be better.”
On Sunday night, the Lakers will have as great of an opportunity to stop the bleeding as they can ask for when they host the Atlanta Hawks (10-28) at Staples Center. This will be a battle between two teams who currently have the worst records in their respective conferences. The contest, which is scheduled to tip off shortly after 6:30 p.m. PT, will be broadcast live locally on Spectrum SportsNet and Fox Sports Southeast.