Published: Mon, December 02, 2019
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LeBron demands improvement after Lakers' 10-game winning streak ends

LeBron demands improvement after Lakers' 10-game winning streak ends

Though James' scoring (25.7 points per game) this season has dipped below his career average (27.1), his expanded role as the Lakers' de facto starting point guard now has him dishing out a league-high - and career-best - 11 assists per game.

Anthony Davis and LeBron James said that the Los Angeles Lakers had higher aspirations following a 125-103 win over the Washington Wizards, their 10th straight in a row.

"Playing at championship level, we have guys that have been there, who know what it takes, so that helps for sure".

James echoed Davis' statement about having a championship mentality. McGee totaled 15 points and 11 rebounds in just 22 minutes. And they're very good.

Off the bench, the Lakers also got some good performances from two of their guards. If that remains the case after December, the Lakers' championship hype is going to get even louder. This is a big process, this is a long process, but we can never shortcut it. "But we can enjoy it along the way".

The Lakers being the favorites makes sense, not only based on the team's star players and their record but in terms of their overall efficiency on both offense and defense. Forward Kyle Kuzma suffered a mild ankle sprain in Friday's second half, and he is considered day-to-day after X-rays were negative, according to Vogel.

Though the Lakers have posted an incredible record to start off the season, some National Basketball Association fans are still unimpressed due to the team's schedule.

Being a great team includes the handling of business against sub-par squads, but more important are the games against potential playoff foes that serve as a championship measuring stick.

As of this report, Odds Shark lists the Lakers at +275 odds to win the title across several sportsbooks including Bovada. And when we defend, we can beat anybody, and we have a lot of veterans. A sub-par December could slide L.A. down the standings if only a bit, making a potential Finals run all the more hard if it's unable to climb back to the top.

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