The Lakers find themselves on their long trip away from home despite starting with painful losses to the Hawks and Rockets. After testing his ability without LeBron on Davis Winning in Boston without their two stars, those wearing purple and gold got a valuable victory at home over the New York Knicks in the return of The King and the Eyebrow (105-113). While LeBron left 24 points with 10/19 field goals and 2/5 triples, the center, not so good in shooting with 4/12, had 12 points and 18 rebounds.
The irregular Lakers seem to understand the strong message of LeBron, who, after the loss of Atlantas ,uggested his teammates “go out” and “do their job” when asked by a reporter if he wanted to send a message to the locker room.
His teammates were smart to not have him or Davis to surprise the Celtics and last night they backed both so the Lakers stole the win in a very close game from the Knicks, the hottest team in the NBA with only two 2024 losses and 9 wins. in a row before the visit of the Los Angeles team.
With the innovation of Rui Hachimura entering through Taurean Prince in the opening quintet, Austin Reaves stars followed as usual with 22 points, followed by D’Angelo Russell’s 16, Prince’s 16 -more than Hachimura with 7-, and Jackson Hayes. Christian Wood barely played 7 minutes with 0 in all his statistics, earning numbers to transfer him to the Lakers before the trade deadline, on February 8 at 9:00 pm Spanish time.
The Knicks lost former players of the Lakers like Julius Randle -he has a dislocated shoulder-, they are not enough for 36 stitches Jalen Brunson and Donte DiVincenzo’s 26. Tom Thibodeau’s team barely scored 9 points in the final 7 minutes, shooting almost 7 without scoring. The Lakers did an amazing job on defense to keep the game off-balance in the last quarter. LeBron’s message has gone in.