Marc Gasol opens up on what went wrong in Lakers debut vs. Clippers

Robert Marvi
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On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers opened the 2020-21 regular season by losing to the Los Angeles Clippers in a contest that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated.

Center Marc Gasol broke down exactly why his team lost and what went wrong.

Right after getting rings for winning the 2020 NBA championship, the Purple and Gold promptly fell behind by a large margin in the first quarter.

They made a strong rally in the second quarter to make it a competitive contest, but to no avail, as the Clippers reasserted themselves and rebuilt their lead.

Ultimately, the Lakers were their own worst enemy by committing too many turnovers and failing to hit enough 3-pointers to come all the way back.

Gasol was also a culprit, as he failed to contribute in any meaningful way.

The Lakers will have two full days off to address their deficiencies before taking the court for a Christmas Day showdown against European phenom Luka Doncic and his Dallas Mavericks.

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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.