Thanks to a superior Lebron James, the Los Angeles Lakers beat Washington Wizards with 122: 109. The 37-year-old was again in the history books.
- Los Angeles Lakers (29-37) – Washington Wizards (29-36) 122: 109 (Boxscore)
- Lebron James Frustrated by Westbrook
- James dominates second half
Los Angeles Lakers (29-37) – Washington Wizards (29-36) 122: 109 (Boxscore)
Again 50 points for the king! Only last weekend he donated the Golden State Warriors 56 counter, against Washington ranged 18/25 from the field, 6/9 from Downtown and 8/8 with free throws. He collected 7 rebounds and played 6 assists at 3 turnover in just under 36 minutes.
James is the first player in the history of the league, which could record more than a 50+ game at the age of 35+ years. It was the 14th 50-point game of his career for him, with Rick Barry’s equal to the sixth of the NBA story.
He got support from Malik Monk (18), the 5/7 triples sinked, and Talen Horton Tucker (15, 7/16 FG). Russell Westbrook himself was hardly successful with 5 points at 2/11 FG, but played 9 assists and climbed in eleven the eternal leader in the templates.
The Wizards phased their economies of scale very effectively and picked up a total of 14 offensive books, in the last quarter (33:27 for L.a.), however, they seemed to assume the answers. Kyle Kuzma was the Topscorer against his former team (23, 9 // 18 FG, 4 Turnover), he was greeted together with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (4) with a tribute video back in Los Angeles.
Porzingis hardly used its length against the small lineup of the Lakers without a nominal center, he came to 14 points and rebounds at 3/13 from the field. Corey Kispert met 5 threes on the way to 21 points, Rui Hachimura (15) and Tomas Satoransky (14, 4 assists) supported by the bench.
Lebron James Frustrated by Westbrook
The Lakers launched by James and Monk with energy, met from the distance and fetched simple points in the zone, after a 17: 13 leadership, both teams remained without points for almost three minutes. Anthony made a little later by threesome to +9, Hachimura replied with two triples in a 9-0 run of the wizards at the end of the quarter (26:26).
In the next section points Porzingis continues from the free-scale, while James sinked two threesome. No team settled with more than 3 points until the Wizards 8 meters did without answer.
But then James was there with a layup and directly back in the defense with a smelling block against the board. Westbrook picked up the ball and went coast-to-coast, but his layup crumpled around two opponents, but that James obviously very frustrated, the steam was so fast out. 59:52 For the wizards for the break.
At the beginning of the third quarter, Washington clearly made his economies of scale and dominated the offensive board where Porzingis took 4 offensive books within 90 seconds. The Lakers countered by following Westbrook directly twice a cutting raves.
James dominates second half
Then James ripped the rudder and took the next five lackeys of the Lakers – and met everyone, including a long threesome. Almost from the logo! The Wizards remained at this stage again almost 3 minutes without a point, Lebron went with 36 points and a guide of +7 to the bank. The Lakers also participated in the final quarter.
There, the lead shrank slowly, so James had to finish his break almost 10 minutes before the end. Monk networked two threes, before James took over again, the wizards had neither defensive nor seemed offensive from that date.
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Six minutes before the end, James made with his points 41 and 42 for the first two-digit leadership of the game, Washington did not come in progress. With 1:40 to play James was replaced under Tasendem Applaus in Los Angeles.