After losing their fourth game in a row on Wednesday, a blowout in Utah against the best team in the league, veteran Markieff Morris said the Lakers had mental fatigue too

“This is the most basketball I’ve ever played in my life – this season and last season combined. It’s an incredible amount of basketball that we all play,” said Morris. “It gets mentally exhausting – especially when you are loses ”


It’s a slow leak that has been going on for weeks before Team lost Anthony Davis to a calf injury and Dennis Schroder to NBA health and safety protocols during the Lakers’ seven-game winning streak showing signs of their current state

“It shouldn’t be easy,” said Morris. “We shouldn’t just go through the season because we need things like that to balance ourselves, to know what our weakness is, and to work on our weakness””

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“We have to take pictures of the area,” said LeBron James. “It’s that simple. And we know that. But we can’t put additional pressure on ourselves. As if I weren’t … I know myself personally, I don’t have the ball like shot in the first 20 games of the season, but I didn’t put any extra pressure on myself because I know I’ve put the work into it

“I hope my teammates do the same – don’t put too much extra pressure on yourself”

While the Jazz knocked the Lakers out of the game on Wednesday night, the Lakers only made eight out of 33 attempts out of three-point range. It was the seventh time in their last nine games that the Lakers made less than 30% out of the Shot from a distance

“We have to take some outside shots,” James admitted. “We’re really good at color. We’re doing a good job of it, but we don’t do a threesome. We don’t get to the free-throw line. And it was very difficult for our team. to score a goal ”

Hopefully Schroder can play on Friday when the Lakers face Portland at the Staples Center, an undisputed lift for a team looking for one

“Dennis carries a great burden for us. He’s a great minute person,” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel. “With his containment and his pressure, he really moves the needle for us in the defensive area and sets the tone for us. And of course the versatility which he puts on the table offensively with the ability to bring the ball up and have another ball handler next to Bron – but also to carry the goal load. I think we missed him on both sides of the ball ”

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So far there are 39 games before the Lakers are ultimately judged – the postseason and they have to find a way to overcome the fatigue and make the most of the opportunity the present presents

“All of our prep is preparing for the playoffs. We see the jazz, we know they’ll hit our asses tonight. But in the playoffs it’s a different story,” said Morris. “It’s like the last couple Teams But we are now in a situation where it is new to all of us So it shouldn’t click right away It should take some time It should challenge us It should feel like our back is against the wall And needs that everyone

“It will bring out your real self if you have to fight, if your back is against the wall, if you lose a few games It will bring out your real self”

Dan Woike is the Lakers’ beatwriter for the Los Angeles Times after spending two seasons across the league with an emphasis on the Los Angeles teams

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