The Los Angeles Lakers suffered more heartbreak on Sunday night after losing to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019. The Lakers dropped a point on the last possession, possibly a pass from Russell Westbrook. It was the Lakers’ second close loss in back-to-back overtime losses to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday
As far as Rose was concerned, however, he remained unmoved. Speaking to reporters after the game, Westbrook reiterated how confident he is in the team’s abilities, especially when they’re back healthy:
“I’ve always thought of us as a team from day one, regardless of the outcome of the game,” Westbrook said. “But I know that when our team sticks together, we stick together and we’re a really good team.”
The Lakers have lost a lot of evenly matched teams this season, which only shows that they are actually not as bad as their record. This team has everything it needs to challenge the league’s top teams — after all, they have LeBron James on the roster — but for them, finishing games is just a major concern.
As far as Rose is concerned, he had another great game on Sunday. He had a triple-double of 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists off the bench, and finished with two triple-doubles, a steal, and a block in 34 minutes. Unfortunately for him, Russell Westbrook’s jaw-dropping performance would be marred by a last-second error that cost the Lakers the game