LeBron James points out silver lining despite embarrassing loss to Memphis Grizzlies

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a setback on Sunday, losing to the Memphis Grizzlies in a contest that wasn’t nearly as competitive as the final score seemed to indicate.

Still, LeBron James was able to find something positive about the contest.

The Lakers got 35 points from their MVP, but he got very little help from their other starters, as Memphis led by as many as 29 at one point.

The bench unit, led by rookie Austin Reaves, made a desperate comeback late in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late, as L.A. ultimately lost 127-119.

The Purple and Gold got outplayed in the key hustle categories, including rebounds, fast-break points and free throws.

The Lakers have now lost their season series with Memphis 3-1, meaning that if they tie Memphis in the standings to end the regular season, it would hold the tiebreaker over them.

Reaves played well in garbage time, scoring 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while Talen Horton-Tucker had another strong game with an efficient 13 points.

L.A. will travel north to face the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday before another road game with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.