LeBron Triple Double Lakers Orlando’s new victory
The Lakers won the game after a neck-and-neck race with Orlando.
The LA Lakers won 106-94 in the 2021-2022 NBA regular league home game against the Orlando Magic at the LA Staples Center in California on the 13th (Korea Standard Time).
LeBron James (30 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists) led the team to victory by achieving a triple double. Talen Holton-Tucker (19 points, 3 assists, 6 steals) and Russell Westbrook (19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) also helped. The Lakers, who succeeded in winning consecutive games again, maintained their sixth place (15 wins and 13 losses) in the Western Conference.
At the beginning of the game, the Lakers scored with James and Holton-Tucker at the forefront. However, the rest of the players’ scoring support was not supported at all, and Cole Anthony and Robin Lopez lost a point. He was then dragged 18-25 with a three-point shot by Terence Ross and R.J. Hampton.
In the second quarter, the Lakers revived. Camelo Anthony and Wayne Ellington scored an outer shot, and James also scored. The Lakers once took the lead, but later had difficulty scoring additional points due to a series of field goals missed. In the meantime, he struggled with Orlando’s counterattack with Ross and Cole Anthony at the forefront and finished the first half 49-52.
However, in the second half, the Lakers turned into a completely different team. James brought the atmosphere with a three-point shot in a row and a dunk. Holton-Tucker and Avery Bradley hit outer shots, and Dwight Howard scored under the net. The Lakers, which added Camelo Anthony’s three-point shot, overwhelmed the third quarter 30-13, leading 85-62.
The Lakers, who gained momentum, continued to play stable games in the fourth quarter. Westbrook, Dianre Jordan and Holton-Tucker scored consecutive goals. Since then, the score gap has narrowed due to losing points to Wendell Carter Jr. and Franz Wagner, but it has not been shaken.
Austin Reeves scored a three-point shot, and James scored consecutive points, pouring cold water on Orlando’s pursuit. The Lakers, where Westbrook scored consecutive points, defended their victory by blocking Orland’s last wave of attacks.
Meanwhile, Wagner (20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists) and Cole Anthony (21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists) played their part in Orlando. However, it collapsed sharply in the third quarter and fell into a quagmire of five consecutive losses (5 wins and 23 losses).