The Lakers, who led the break with 25 points, defeated the Blazers after the break!
Grizzlies surprise winners the day before yesterday Lakers Wanted to continue this Sunday in Oregon, here Blazers he was looking forward to them. A more important match as the two teams are tied in the standings…
Finally, the players Los Angeles from whom he left Portland with a win thanks to a great performance from the trio LeBron James (37 points, 11 rebounds) — Thomas Bryant (31 points, 14 rebounds) — Dennis Schroeder (24 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists)!
Success in style for the Purple and Gold, including coming back from a 25-point deficit in the second half to knock off his teammates. Damian Lillard (24 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists) and Anfernee Simons (31 points), simply unrecognizable after the break.
WHAT TO REMEMBER
— Los Angeles’ noisy wake. This Lakers team definitely has heart, and this stunning win could be the highlight of its season. Despite a complete collapse in the second quarter, led by LeBron James and Thomas Bryant (18-4 after four minutes), Darwin Ham’s men rallied nicely in the locker room. Painting with a James/Bryant duo, going to spots on the line with Dennis Schröder, and insisting on finding the rim with a Schröder/Bryant duo (or Troy Brown Jr.)…
— Unilateral “money time”. Still, with five minutes to go, the two teams were tied (103-103) and later split for good. With LeBron James on the stick, the Lakers went on an 18-9 run, using the Kings’ good turnovers to score baskets from long and close with the unstoppable Thomas Bryant on the racket and the inspired Dennis Schröder. shooting (or in the making, for example, Troy Brown Jr.). Masters money time and the Los Angeles players who were collectively in control benefited from the Blazers’ numerous failures, especially Damian Lillard’s…
— Portland is questionable. A third loss in a row for the Blazers, who completely collapsed after halftime. However, they saw their hardest in the second quarter, outscoring 45-13 and especially with 3-pointers (9 baskets!). Furthermore, when the Lakers found what made them strong early in the game, Damian Lillard’s teammates no longer responded, letting California’s defense dictate their laws and allowing Los Angeles to get open on offense, in transition or in the paint. . Chauncey Billups, who dominates in intensity and is 13th in the West, has players worried.
✅ LeBron James. The 38-year-old “King” never ceases to please and impress, scoring a new goal card. Having been very footy and skilful from distance in the first quarter to help his team get off to a great start, he calmed down a bit in the second half, unable to stop his teammates from taking water. But when he returned from the locker room, the four-time MVP continued his march forward to revive the Lakers with Thomas Bryant and Dennis Schröder making several baskets in the paint. Then on the final drive, LeBron took it upon himself to punish Portland’s defense with his good transitions.
✅ Schröder/Bryant duet. The Lakers were able to rely on the benefits of Dennis Schröder and especially Thomas Bryant to best support LeBron James. Together, they helped Los Angeles wake up in this one-sided third quarter (40-20), free throws or baskets in the paint. Then in the final drive, they continued their momentum by allowing the Blazers’ defensive mistakes, whether it was a 3-pointer or a rocket. Productive and determined luxury lieutenants needed to revive the “Purple and Gold” in the second half.
✅ Anfernee Simons. With Josh Hart, Nassir Little or Drew Eubanks combination protector was one of the brightest on the Blazers side today. The team’s leading scorer, he ignited in the second quarter (17 points) with 3-pointers (7-of-13 from the field) to help Portland maintain a 25-point halftime lead. Like all his teammates, he passed out after the break, but we saw him do everything in his power to keep his nation in the game in the final act. Unsuccessful, so…
⛔ Damian Lillard. He certainly puts up his own scoring and assist stats and will easily cause mistakes (11/13 on shots), but the Blazers leader also has plenty of ammunition on offense (5/17 on shots, including 3/13 on 3 pts …) and that’s when Portland doesn’t need it. That is, mostly in the final quarter, when the tide turned in the Lakers’ favor. Worse: we sometimes get the impression that “The Lady” is limiting some of her teammates when she wants to make a decision on her own. The leader of the team, he will have to quickly find solutions to restore order in “his” house…
Portland (21-25) : Back-to-back with San Antonio Monday through Tuesday night (04:00).
Los Angeles (22-25) : Derby vs. Clippers, Tuesday to Wednesday night (04:00).