But at times, they’re still missing easy, open shots.
In the second quarter, LeBron James looked visibly frustrated after botching a layup and subsequently being subbed out.
LeBron misses the layup, punishes mouthpiece. pic.twitter.com/AhMUoG2OVu
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) August 21, 2020
On Tuesday, L.A. fell behind by double digits in the first quarter as it continually drew blanks, especially from the perimeter.
All told, the Lakers shot a putrid 35.1 percent from the field and 15.6 percent from 3-point range in Game 1.
The one man who did well for L.A. in Game 1 was James. Although he wasn’t as aggressive offensively as he’s traditionally been in the playoffs, he still put up a monster game.
With 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists, he became the first player in NBA history to post at least 20 points, 15 boards and 15 dimes in a playoff game.
However, the rest of the team combined to shoot just 25-of-77 from the field.