Lakers Knock Down Spurs Behind LeBron’s 42
In the third matchup between the Lakers and Spurs, LeBron James took the game over in the Fourth quarter as he scored 20 of his game high 42 points, including a 14-0 James’ run to help the Lakers improve to 15-9 on the season and their first victory over Gregg Popovich’s squad in three attempts, and knocking the Spurs to 11-14.
As a team, the Spurs went 43-96 from the field (44.8%), while knocking down 7 of their attempted 27 shots from behind the arc (25.9%), compared to the Lakers who connected on 42 of their 88 shots (47.7%) and 14 of their 39 3PT attempts (35.9%). And although the Lakers made more free throws, they attempted more going 23-33, while the Spurs were perfect from the charity stripe 20-20.
The Spurs were led by DeMar DeRozan who went for 32 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST on 12-27 shooting, and Rudy Gay 31 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST on a more efficient 12-21 from the field, as well as knocking down 2 of his 5 attempts from deep. LaMarcus Aldridge also poured in 21 PTS, knocking 7 of his 14 shots, and grabbing 9 boards in the team’s loss.
The Lakers were led by James, who had another all-around stellar game as he scored a game high 42 PTS, on 15-24 shooting, while knocking down 3 of his 7 shots from deep, grabbed 5 boards, while dishing 6 AST. With the injury to Brandon Ingram who suffered an ankle sprain in the first half of Wednesday nights matchup, after scoring a quick 5 PTS, in 5 MIN the Lakers needed their other go-to options to step up and Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball did just that during the matchup. Kyle Kuzma poured in 22 PTS of his own on 7-19 shooting, and 3-9 from three. Kuzma grabbed a team high 9 boards, and recorded 5 AST. While Lonzo Ball went for 14 PTS, connecting on 5-12 of his shots and 3-6 from deep. Ball also dished a game high 9 AST, while pulling down 4 boards.
Up Next: The Lakers will travel to San Antonio for their second straight matchup as the Spurs look to bounce back, and seek their 12th win. While the Lakers seek their 16th victory and a 5-game winning streak.
LAL (15-9) @ SAS (11-14)
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