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“We’ve got to flush this one”: Dennis Schroder reacts to his abysmal performance against the Phoenix Suns in Game 5

Raahib Singh
|Wed Jun 02 2021


Lakers Point Guard Dennis Schroder opens up about his terrible showing in Game 5 against Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers had one of the worst nights they’ve had in the last two years. The defending champions suffered a blowout 115-85 loss at the hands of Devin Booker and the Suns. There is no easy way to say this, except that the Lakers got their a** whooped. It was a collective whooping, the charge of which was led by Devin Booker. Booker scored 30 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Cam Payne scored 16 points, as Chris Paul had to exit the game due to his shoulder injury.

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For the Lakers, they looked out of rhythm the whole game. Apart from LeBron James scoring 24 points, the rest of the team was lacking on both ends of the floor. Their point guard, Dennis Schroder scored a total of 0 points in the 20+ minutes he was on the floor. Schroder went 0/9 from the field and became the first Laker to do so since they moved to LA.

Dennis Schroder talks about his abysmal performance

Dennis Schroder was an offseason acquisition by the Lakers to boost their Point Guard position. He was supposed to be an upgrade from Rajon Rondo, but in these playoffs, he hasn’t shown us the same yet. Schroder, who declined an $84 million extension with the Lakers, was looking for a bigger payday. However, with performances like last night, it would be a wonder if any team even matches the same price.

Talking about his performance last night, Schroder said that the Lakers need to flush Game 5.

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Dennis knows what’s at stake in Game 6, and he knows the work that is cut out for the Lakers.

If the Lakers want to stay alive in their hopes of a back-to-back ring, they need to win Game 6 and force a Game 7. From the post game interviews, it looks like the Lakers are ready to take on the challenge. Guess we would have to wait and see how it goes. Game 6 takes place on Thursday at the Staples Center.


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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him towards TSR, and his love for Stephen Curry and the Warriors made him stay. Raahib enjoys reading, watching movies, and exploring new things during his free time.

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