As Lakers guard Russell Westbrook went up for a 3-pointer against the Clippers, his home crowd groaned before the ball even left his hand.

The shot clanked off the rim, justifying the fans’ apprehension.

Westbrook missed all six of his 3-pointers in the game on Thursday

It was a microcosm of the two biggest issues facing the Lakers this season: Westbrook and shooting.

Again and again on Thursday night, the Lakers faithful remained subdued as the team kept shooting.

And missing. And shooting. And missing some more.

There were enough bricks that the Lakers could offer themselves up as an infrastructure project.

Through the first two games of the season, the Lakers have shot an almost unfathomable 19 for 85 from 3-point range 22.4%.

That was the biggest factor in a blowout loss to Golden State in the season opener on Tuesday and in a 103-97 loss to the Clippers on Thursday night.

In a league where deep shots have evolved from being quirky additions to being the driving force of contemporary scoring,

The Lakers constructed their roster without enough players equipped to maximize that style of play.