Dennis Schroder and the rest of the LA Lakers lost to Rajon Rondo and the Hawks Saturday, 99-94. However, the Dennis Schroder vs Rajon Rondo beef didn’t end in the court. They continued talking off the court.
Rondo got a technical foul when he shoved the basketball in Schroder’s face. The latter said that he loves competitors. However, what Rondo did was not competing. Also, he described it as not basketball.
According to bookie pay per head reports, the technical foul came with 5:21 left in the third quarter. Schroder fouled Rondo with Atlanta leading 64-57. Rondo finished the game with three rebounds, five assists, and two points. Also, he only played 14 minutes.
Dennis Schroder vs Rajon Rondo
On the other hand, Schroder scored 16 points and got seven rebounds. Thus, he led all starters. Montrezl Harrell scored 23 points going off the bench. LeBron James got 10 points. However, he only played 11 minutes before he suffered an ankle injury.
According to gambling software reviews and news sites, the Lakers didn’t report James’ injury’s severity or treatment. He suffered the injury after colliding with Solomon Hill. James failed to leave the court immediately. Thus, the team called a timeout and took himself out with ten minutes left in the game.
Harrell said that the actions that resulted in James’ injury were not a basketball-type of play. He said that Hill had to go through the legs of James to get the ball. However, he clarified that he thinks it was unintentional.
The Lakers played the Phoenix Suns Sunday without James in the lineup. They lost the game 111-94.