Evans finished Sunday’s game with six points and made just 1 of 9 shots. It has been either feast or famine for him in the Lakers’ last three games. He had 19 points Friday against Toronto after making 1 of 9 shots the night before in his return to Detroit. “It’s hot and cold because our offense is inconsistent,” Evans said. “I’m getting shots one game, they’re just aren’t available the next game. I come into a game, especially after having a good game, trying to be a little bit more aggressive. “I’m looking to kind of build upon where we left off. It’s a totally different atmosphere, just a totally different game.” Evans was the voice of conscience after Sunday’s loss, acknowledging the frustration in the locker room. He was the guilty party as he left Sasha Pavlovic for the go-ahead 3-pointer down the stretch as he tried to help defend the basket against LeBron James. “We allow teams when they play pick-and-roll to put so much pressure on our defense because we give them whatever they want,” Evans said. “It was my fault, obviously, I just lost the ball,” said Evans, who said he prefers to catch the ball outside of the lane to have a better line of sight without big men collapsing on him. “That’s a good job of what I’m talking about, converging, and making the person make the extra play instead of giving me a wide-open dunk, which would have been conceding two points, or fouling me.” CLEVELAND – Lakers guard Maurice Evans, given a second chance at one play from Sunday’s game, wouldn’t have had much of a decision to make. He undoubtedly would have wanted the ball back with 4:12 left in the fourth quarter, when he took a pass underneath the basket with the Lakers leading 79-78 but dribbled the ball off his leg and out of bounds. “We give them the drives, we give them the jump shots. We’re not forcing them to do what we want them to do.” Lamar Odom echoed what Evans said about playing consistent defense, saying, “It’s funny that a team that’s so close and everybody’s so cool off the court, on the court we don’t talk at all.” Lakers coach Phil Jackson kept Vladimir Radmanovic in the starting lineup, but framed the decision in stark terms. “I said he’s really got to have a good game,” he said. “He has to decide that now for himself, though.” Radmanovic scored just two points in the two previous games and was benched the final 21 minutes against Toronto. He came out a changed player Sunday, hit his first four shots and finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. He cut for baskets, got a friendly roll on a 3-pointer and even passed up a 3-pointer from the corner to score a reverse layup. He played 27 minutes through three quarters, but Jackson didn’t bring him back in the fourth. In the weeks before this trip, Jackson talked about the two weeks on the road as a major test to see how much he had progressed since having hip replacement surgery in October. He reflected Sunday on how much pain he was in for a game last March in Cleveland and said, “I’ve held up well,” on this trip while giving credit to his therapy sessions with athletic performance coordinator Alex McKechnie. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!