AP Characterize/Jack Dempsey
The Los Angeles Lakers indulge in their backs against the wall after falling 119-108 to the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday night at Crypto.com Arena.
The Red and Gold are actually down 3-0 within the collection and must collect Game 4 on their dwelling courtroom to withhold their NBA title hopes alive.
“The cases are what they’re,” Ham truly helpful journalists of being down 3-0 within the collection. “Refined, nonetheless no longer no longer likely.”
Ham added: “The deficit is 3-0. No longer 4-0. So long as they haven’t gotten to four yet, there’s peaceable hope. We’re peaceable alive.”
The Lakers were heavily outplayed by the Nuggets in every recreation of the Western Conference Finals so a ways.
Saturday’s Game 3 saw Jamal Murray make with 37 facets, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals in 42 minutes. Nikola Jokić notched 24 facets, six rebounds, eight assists and one rob in 38 minutes.
Michael Porter Jr., Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Bruce Brown also performed with double digits in scoring.
No doubt one of the most glorious disappointments for the Lakers on this collection has been the efficiency of D’Angelo Russell, who notched merely three facets, three rebounds and 4 assists in Game 3.
The 27-yr-extinct used to be equally disappointing within the first two video games, ending with eight facets and 10 facets, respectively.
If the Red and Gold are desirous to extend their season, they’ll must attach everything on the motorway in Monday’s Game 4 on their dwelling courtroom.