By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
LeBron James reacted to the Los Angeles Lakers losing Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals best-of-seven series admitting that it is impossible to cope with the speed of the Houston Rockets before actually facing them.
“They play with a lot of speed offensively and defensively. You can watch it on film until you have to go out there and get a feel for it,” he pointed out regarding the unique approach their opponents presented prior to the long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. “That’s what we did tonight. We should be fully aware going into Game 2.
“There’s no way you can simulate their speed,” added James after his 20 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks in losing effort, “So getting out on the floor and having a Game 1 gives you a good feel for it.”
Fifteen turnovers allowed easy points for the Rockets and eventually heavily impacted on falling behind 1-0 in the series. “You can’t turn the ball over against this team,” mentioned Anthony Davis.
Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday. Still early in the series, head coach Frank Vogel went over some adjustments he hopes to see in Game 2.
“We are confident that we can turn things around,” he noted, “We got to better in a lot of things that we do. We were too careless with our turnovers. We have to be more patient.”
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