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Shooting problems run deep for Lakers

By Jonathan Von Tobel  (VSiN senior NBA analyst) 

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It was not a great week for the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost Anthony Davis to injury and saw their cover slide extend to 3-8 ATS after getting smacked by the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Lakers had a chance at redemption on Tuesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but their issues run deeper than Davis’ injury.

 

The Lakers are the 20th-ranked shooting offense in the league, hitting just 35.9% of their 3-point attempts this season. During their 11-game slide, they shot just 30.1% from deep, and other than LeBron James, just two players who have attempted more than 50 3-point attempts are shooting over 37% from deep. Davis’ injury is big, but if he is healthy for the postseason, the Lakers will be fine defensively. However, they need to use this time to figure out what’s ailing their shooters. 

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