Lonnie Walker IV says there was optimism in the Lakers locker room after the loss to the Clippers

The Los Angeles Lakers struggled on both ends of the court in their opening loss to the Golden State Warriors but looked much better on one end of the court in Game 2.

the Lakers were very solid defensively and even got 26 points from Lonnie Walker IV, although their outside shooting cost them in the end.

The Lakers held the Clippers to just 103 points and had a lot of energy all night, but shot just 20 percent from three-point range.

That was the difference on the night despite a solid performance from Walker, who led the Lakers with a 26-point performance.

But despite a second straight loss to start the season, Walker says there was optimism in the Lakers locker room.

"I think even though we lost today, there was a bit of optimism in the dressing room. We've only been playing together for a few weeks.

The Lakers are shooting an abysmal 22.4 percent from three-point range, a mark that cannot be sustained for the rest of the season.