The score in the last seconds of LeBron James helped LA Lakers beat LA Clippers 103-101, in the first match since the break in the American professional basketball (NBA) on July 31.
After more than four months off playing for Covid-19, the West Lakers top team has not shown the best ball feel. But at the critical moment, superstar LeBron James shone with two points from the rebound phase of the attack to bring victory to the Golden – Purple team.
Another Lakers star, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, contributing to a 103-101 victory. This victory helped the teachers and students of Frank Vogel almost certainly gain the position of the number one seed in the West. The gap between the Lakers and second-ranked Clippers has increased to 6.5 games, while the main season has just six games.
LeBron James has a double-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Sharing the same score is youngster Kyle Kuzma. On the other side of the line, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard asserted the leading role with a total of 58 points, accounting for nearly 60% of the Clippers’ overall score.
A competitive match
The Lakers soon took the lead in the first half when LeBron James played an assist. The 35-year-old superstar’s first half basketball shot gave the home team a lead of 37-24. However, the missed slip to 18 of 19 chances finished at the end of the second half and the beginning of the third half led the western team to lag.
Clippers took advantage of the situation to up the 26-5 series, thereby creating an 11-point gap from the same city team. However, Doc Rivers teachers and students also had problems during this time when they repeatedly lost the ball. 29 turnover of Kawhi Leonard and his teammates create conditions for opponents to equalize the score.
At the end of the match, the two sides vied for each other. Paul George’s two successful long-range throws helped Clippers equalize the score 101-101. LeBron James broke through and cleared the ball to regain the lead for the Lakers, before defending firmly in the final ball, leaving both Leonard and George unable to hit the right shot.
On the same day that NBA returned after the pandemic, New Orleans Pelicans lost to Utah Jazz 104-106 and gradually lost hope to the top 8 of the West.