Against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Lakers didn't play well defensively. They allowed the Grizzlies to score 102 points on 51.2 percent shooting, and Andrew Bynum only had four rebounds.
Pau Gasol recognized the team's lack of defensive pressure:
We can't ignore what's going to make us a great team, and what's going to make us a great team is playing defensively and solid at that end of the floor. Offensively, whether we play better or not, we just have to be more consistent on the defensive end of the floor.
In addition, the Lakers shot a low 42.5 percent from the field, and their bench was outscored by the Grizzlies bench, 41-9.
Ramon Sessions elaborated on the Lakers' lack of energy after the game:
Tonight was one of those games were the energy wasn't really there. We turned it on in the second half to cut the lead down, but they went on another run and it was a little too late at the end.
Andrew Bynum commented on his poor display on the boards, by saying that he needs "to play better defense." Mike Brown elaborated by saying that defense is something Bynum "has to pick up in order for [the team] to have success."
Clearly, the Lakers game against the Grizzlies was a bad one, and the team realized this.
They hope to turn things around against the Warriors by honing their defensive intensity and energy.