Californians remain leaders in the West with a comfortable advantage over Nuggets, Clippers and Rockets
With LeBron James dressed in an elegant dark suit, the Los Angeles Lakers did not miss their star and clearly imposed themselves on the Golden State Warriors (86-116). The game between the best and the worst team of the Western Conference was barely even until the break, since in the third quarter the Californians sentenced the clash with a partial of 40-17. It was the third game that the Lakers played this season without their leader and the balance is two wins (125-110 against the Thunder and the win against the Warriors) and a defeat (104-128 against the Nuggets).
The problems in the groin that James suffered in the game against the Williamson Pelicans led the Lakers to reserve their franchise player against an opponent who is waiting for the reappearance of Stephen Curry and that this season has already taken for granted. The Lakers had a notable Anthony Davis (23 points in 25 minutes) escorted by Kyle Kuzma, who took advantage of LeBron’s loss to score 18 points. It is the seventh victory followed for Californians with what they settle as leaders of the Western Conference (45/12), although they are still far from the best record in the League that the Milwaukee Bucks have (50/8). The Antetokounmpo team record improves the record that the Jordan Bulls held in the 72/10 season and is at the height of the legendary Warriors the year of 73/9.
Results: Philadelphia Sixers, 115-New York Knicks, 106; Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-Sacramento Kings, 108; Indiana Pacers, 106-Portland Trail Blazers, 100 and Golden State Warriors, 86-Los Angeles Lakers, 116.