D’Antoni: ‘I’m down’; ‘Not embarrassed’
What’s interesting about the Lakers is that even though they are 9-13, they are playing well on offense (seventh in efficiency) and OK on defense (14th in efficiency). But they are not winning games as expected.
(Lakers’ coach Mike) D’Antoni is frustrated, too. “Very uninspired basketball, offensive and defensively,” he said about the effort against the Cavaliers, repeating a refrain he’s used previously this season. But, when asked if he was embarrassed about their play, he said, “No, no. It’s basketball. I hate it. I’m down, but I’m not embarrassed.”