Los Angeles Lakers blew away the Brooklyn Nets even with LeBron, AD, and Kuzma out.
Both teams were missing some of their star players to begin with, with the Lakers missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
In the meantime, the Nets were without their star player James Harden, and things only got worse when Kyrie ejected for the Nets.
The Lakers got off to a fast start in the first quarter, scoring 33 points to the Nets’ 25.
Both teams went into the second quarter with the Lakers leading by eight points.
The Nets were able to hold their own in the second quarter, shooting 63.2 percent and cutting the deficit to three points at halftime.
With 9:41 remaining in the third quarter, Kyrie Irving fouled Dennis Schroder, putting the Lakers up 66-62.
Schroder praised the call and began jawing a few moments later.
The Lakers were already yelling at each other as they were about to inbound the ball.
Nobody stopped yelling, and they were quickly booted. The Lakers eventually went on a 15-2 run to start the third quarter against the Nets.
They led the Nets for the majority of the game. 90 seconds into the fourth quarter, Los Angeles had stretched its lead to 21 points.
“I thought they were the aggressor,” said Steve Nash, the Nets’ head coach. “They were more physical,” says the narrator.
They were the first to strike. We couldn’t balance their physical prowess or competitive zeal. This is what you’re going to get.
This is a team missing a bunch of guys and guys get an opportunity and their eyes light up and they came out and played harder more than us, played more physical than us, and it’s a great lesson for us.”
Lakers’ absentees included King James, The Brow, and Kuzma.
Not only did the Lakers lack James and Anthony, but they also lacked Kyle Kuzma.
Despite this, they performed admirably on both the offensive and defensive sides, with eight Lakers players scoring in double figures.
Andre Drummond had a double-double performance of 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Dennis Schroder, despite being ejected after 20 minutes, scored 19 points with four assists and a rebound.
”Today we were out here competing, making shots and, yeah, that’s the best win of the year I would say,” Schroder said.
Similarly, Ben Mclemore led the Lakers with 17 points, while three other players combined for 14 points.
Kevin Durant, on the other hand, led the Nets with 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Kyrie Irving, on the other hand, left after 21 minutes with 18 points and 4 rebounds.
LaMarcus Aldridge, who scored 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists, was another player who reached double figures.
The Nets are now in second position in the Eastern Conference, while the Lakers are fifth in the Western Conference.
On Tuesday, the Nets will face the Minnesota Timberwolves, while the Lakers will face the New York Knicks.
Joel Embiid the hero in the 76ers’ win over the Thunders.
Philadelphia Faced Oklahoma City On Saturday Night And Defeated Them 117-93 with Embiid starring for the 76ers.
The 76ers got off to a fast start against the Thunders, scoring 37 points in the first quarter while the Thunders only managed 25.
OKC made a strong comeback in the second quarter, scoring 28 points and preventing the 76ers from scoring any more.
The 76ers, on the other hand, were still ahead by 9 points after leading by 8 points in the first quarter and scoring 29 more points in the second.
Both teams were head to head in the third quarter, with just a one-point difference in scoring. The Sixers have a 24-23 advantage over the Thunder in the third quarter.
However, the 76ers came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring and defending brilliantly. They scored 27 points compared to the Thunder’s 17 points.
With a big score of 24 points, the Philadelphia 76ers eventually won 117-93.
Joel Embid led the 76ers in scoring with 27 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.
In 30 minutes, Furkan Korkmaz matched his season high with 20 points, five steals, four rebounds, two assists, and one block.
In 28 minutes, Ben Simmons scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 FT), grabbed three rebounds, and dished out three assists.
Darius Bazley, on the other hand, had 17 points and nine rebounds in his first game back after missing 15 games due to a shoulder bruise.
Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said, “We’re happy he’s back.”
“We’re happy he’s back,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said.
“We’re happy he looks like he’s in pretty good shape, the body looks good. Just keep building from here. This is an important 20 games for him.”
The Thunder will play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, while the 76ers will play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
Utah Jazz with their 24th straight home game
Utah Jazz continued their extraordinary form on home defeating Sacramento Kinds 128-112 in what was a 24th consecutive home win for the Utah team.
The Utah Jazz took the lead in the first period, scoring 34 points to the Kings’ 31.
The Sacramento Kings scored 34 points in the second quarter, while the Jazz were only able to score 25.
The Kings led by 6 points going into the third quarter. To take the lead, the Jazz required their players to step up and score more points.
Donovan Mitchell stepped up when they needed the offensive line to perform well.
He scored a lot of points to put the Jazz back in front. The Jazz scored 36 points, compared to the Kings’ 24.
Similarly, the Jazz dominated the Kings in the fourth quarter, winning their 24th consecutive game.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Kings had a chance to win, but they were quickly outscored 24-7 in the final 5:43.
Donovan Mitchell tied his season high with 42 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists in the Jazz’s victory over the Kings.
Mike Conley, meanwhile, had 26 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Joe Ingles had a double-double with 20 points, three rebounds, and six assists.
De’ Aaron Fox, on the other hand, led the Kings with 30 points, 2 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Richaun Holmes, meanwhile, scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Buddy Hield finished with 19 points.
On Tuesday, the Jazz will face the Washington Wizards, while the Kings will face the New Orleans Pelicans.