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Podcast: Why the Lakers losing to the Mavericks shouldn’t surprise anyone

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This particular kind of loss had been coming for quite some time.

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The Los Angeles Lakers had their winning streak end in embarrassing fashion in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks over the weekend, so our hosts discussed the fallout from that and plenty more.

The 30

In this episode, Jas was joined by SportsNet 650’s Marcus Fitzgerald to break down the end of the Lakers’ 10-game winning streak. To kick things off, they discussed what went wrong in this game, including the ugly third quarter where the game got away.

Then, the guys got into the Lakers’ record against winning teams, and why a lack of bench scoring could be an issue in the playoffs against the upper echelon teams. Following that, the guys discussed Kyle Kuzma’s inconsistencies, and if he can be the answer for the team to provide offense night in and night out.

After that, Marcus and Jas went over the upcoming schedule and how it will show exactly where the Lakers stand in the NBA pecking order. Then, to wrap things up, the guys looked into options to improve the team, and if any team is capable of beating a squad with LeBron James and Anthony Davis in a playoff series.

You can listen to the latest episode below, and for more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

Locked on Lakers

Yes, the Lakers just lost an one-sided affair to the Mavericks, but honestly, some random game in December isn’t all that interesting, so I had a really fun conversation about the state of the league and its coverage — specifically regarding Alex Caruso — with friend of the show Matt Moore.

You can listen to the entire episode below, and make sure to subscribe on iTunes, where you can also leave questions in the form of a five-star review to guarantee your topic makes the show.