These are the three takeaways from the Lakers' 105-86 loss Wednesday to Oklahoma City.
1. The Lakers struggled with their shooting, yet again.
Just about everyone had trouble hitting from outside, short-circuiting the offense throughout the game. The Lakers made only five of 37 three-point shots (13.5%).
They forced a lot behind the arc, taking quick shots early in the shot clock. After the Lakers lost to Toronto last week, Coach Frank Vogel said his team was making the extra pass, playing the right way, but just missed open looks.
Not the case Wednesday. Not a lot of patience or rhythm from the Lakers' shooters.
Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope combined to make only three of 10 behind the arc. LeBron James missed all five of his attempts.
Kyle Kuzma is the only one hitting from deep right now, shooting 50% from three-point range in Orlando.
2. It’s been an interesting Bubble experience for Anthony Davis.
He had a great restart vs. the Clippers with 34 points, then made only two shots against Toronto. He roared back with 42 points vs. Utah, then made only three shots against Oklahoma City.
Davis had some foul trouble Wednesday, and his three-point touch was off for the first time in four games.
Nothing really to panic about here. The Lakers don’t have much to play for at this point, but their over-reliance on threes might have pushed Davis away from being a focal point. The Lakers took 12 shots behind the arc in the first quarter.
That’s a lot, especially for a team struggling from deep.
3. Wednesday wasn't entirely rough for the Lakers. There was good news off the court.
Injured guard Rajon Rondo traveled to Florida and was expected to quarantine for seven days before entering the Bubble, assuming he passes coronavirus tests between now and then. Then Rondo will have to quarantine another four days before rejoining the team, assuming his tests continue to be negative.
Rondo broke his right thumb within a few days of the Lakers arriving in Orlando and was scheduled to miss six to eight weeks.
He’s still expected to miss at least three weeks but the Lakers will welcome back his skill set when he returns. He was second on the team in assists (five per game) and averaged 20.5 minutes.
Mike Bresnahan is the Lakers analyst for Spectrum SportsNet.