"They were trying to talk to us in the best way they could, but it's not the same as them being out there", Ball, who had 19 points, told reporters of the vocal veterans.
"I felt like we kind of started to splinter a little bit", he said on ESPN of the Clippers' 22-0 run that propelled them to the win.
"Our brotherhood in the National Basketball Association is really tiny, and we really all appreciate and support and want each other happy", Lowry told The Athletic. They thrived by playing physical defense against the Lakers on Friday.
The Kings will be playing their second game in two nights, having visited the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. He had surgery to fix ligament damage in his right ring finger and is expected to miss at least a month.
James suffered a strained groin during the Lakers' impressive 127-101 road win over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA's Christmas Day showcase game. They are now sitting fourth in the Western Conference, while the Lakers fell to 20-16 and are ranked seventh in the West.
Clippers: Williams hit a 3-pointer from just past halfcourt at the halftime buzzer.
"It was just fun", said Williams, whose Clippers have won 22 of the past 25 meetings with the Lakers.
It is well-known that James enjoys red wine during his off time and he has plenty of that as he is dealing with an injury.
They did so as James was boarding a flight back to Los Angeles, after his teammates had headed north to Sacramento for Thursday's game. He said the frustration among the group is a signal it is united toward reaching the same goals. "But we're going to keep doing what we need to, to make sure y'all see that we're here".