The Los Angeles Lakers are not worried for the three defeats in a row.
The Lakers are looking at the bigger picture.
Per ESPN, “The championship is won in June — it’s not won on Christmas,” Dwight Howard said after the Nuggets, owners of the No. 2 record in the West, trounced the Lakers with a 73-51 second half Sunday. “This is not an ego test for us. We’re not trying to see who’s better right now. We want to make sure come playoff time that we’re the best team going into the playoffs and at the end of the playoffs that we’re the best team in the world. That’s the goal. That should be our mindset.
“We can’t allow emotions to get in the way of what we’re trying to accomplish. I think we were super emotional in the first game and it showed. So we can’t play with our emotions. We’ve got to play with our will and our purpose. And if we do that, we should win the game.”