LeBron James and co got here up brief in opposition to their opponents on Sunday night time, shedding 108-104.

It was the second time the Lakers have misplaced to Magic within the final eight days which ended a run of three straight victories.

“We’ve acquired to get again to valuing the basketball,” Walton defined after the match.

“I assumed we performed rather well within the first and fourth quarters, thought we performed nicely sufficient within the first half to have a good-size lead.

“They’d 10 or 11 extra shot makes an attempt than we did and we had 14 turnovers on the half.

“Simply not sufficient sharpness with the offense. We’ve acquired to get our passing up once more.

“The much less we’re passing the ball, the extra we’re turning it over. It shouldn’t be the case. We’ll must proceed to scrub that up as we transfer on.”

Lakers have received seven of their final 9 video games however Walton insists there may be loads of room for enchancment.

“Turnovers and missed free throws, we’re killing ourselves,” he added.

“We play exhausting sufficient and we play nicely sufficient, we didn’t tonight for almost all of the sport, however it is a couple video games in a row now.

“You lose an in depth sport, you miss 11 free throws, these are free factors. We’ve acquired to step up and knock these down.

“We now have 18 turnovers, they shoot an additional 14 occasions than we do in a sport.

“Regardless that we’re making our photographs and capturing a excessive share, it’s powerful to beat when one other crew will get that many extra shot makes an attempt than you do.

“We’re doing a little issues nicely. There’s been some slippage, clearly. We’ll hold engaged on it.”

Nikola Vucevic had one other 30-point efficiency for Magic whereas 11 free throws have been missed by the Lakers who additionally dedicated 18 turnovers.

Lakers return to motion in opposition to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at 2am UK time (7pm MST).

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