Jenny McCooly, Associated Press
Published Tuesday, December 25, 2018 23:13 EST
Los Angeles Lakers lost to LeBron James in the third quarter of the tight left-hander, then went out and defeated two-time defenders without him on Tuesday night, winning 17 points from King James, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in the surprising 127-101 goal of Golden State Warriors.
James grabbed him into the left legitimate space at 7:51 left in the third after sliding under the basket of Warriors as he tried to loose the ball. He tried to stretch it, uncomfortably headed to the Lakers bench, trying to get loose, before leaving alone although surprised by the tunnel for the locker.
Stephen Curry scored three consecutive shortly after James came out, and the warriors found themselves in 78-76 at 2:48 from the third – but Kyle Kuzma and persistent Lakers remained in that position each. Curry finished with 15 points, but home fans adore well before the final mermaid and headed for the rest of the Christmas.
Kuzma contributed 19 points with a pretty initial 3 points, Ivica Zubac scored 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Ryan Rondo 15 points and 10 assists from the bench while the Lakers lost the series of 11 games at home on the Voriors, 115 overtime victory December 22, 2012 Los Angeles also ended a seven-game collapse overall in the rivalry with its first victory in the series on March 6, 2016.
James told the summer early in shooting over Jonas Jerebko and Kevin Loney. James hit the jumper in the second quarter calculations, raising the Lakers' lead with 52:37 and LA. led 65 to 50 per pause.
It was the second consecutive James's game at the Oracle Arena, after playing with Cavaliers last year and losing 99-92.
The Lakers coach Luke Walton, a former assistant to the former warrior and dear friend of Steve Kerr, got a bit of time with the father of his fame, Bill, before the game and a few moments to reach Kari and convey greetings in the corridor after a double routine game on the MVP.
Kevin Durant, who played the tender, had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Andre Iguodala came out of the bench and made his initial five and 7 out of nine during the half-time road to season-high 23 points, and also deal with some of the load defended by James.
Golden State shot only 9 for 36 of deep, Curry goes 2 of 8 and Durant 3 for 8.
The MCGEE changer is delayed
Lakers center Jawale McGee was still ill with a respiratory infection and missed the fifth game, did not travel and missed his scheduled moment to receive the championship. It will now happen on February 2 when the Lakers will return to Oracle Arena.
McGee was one of three big men who rolled into Steve Kerr's rotation on the way to repeating the title.
"I'm happy about Jawahl, he has a better chance of playing with the Lakers than he did with us," said Kerr. "We had a number of centers to play an important role for us in the last few years. He was fantastic and we wanted to have him here, I wish he was here and gave his ring today, but we will do it the next time. happy for him and his success this year. "
Lakers: Zubac shot 9 for 10. … Lakers lost three out of four, so that meant a lot. … Los Angeles improved to 5-6 on the road versus the Western Conference. … Tyson Chandler, who was suspected of having cramps on his back after missing the match on Sunday against Memphis, returned and played 16 minutes.
Warriors: Iguodala scored double figures for the fourth time this season. … Carrie and Drummond Green each took two early fouls, and Green ejected with 5:36 left. He was limited to four points, five assists and five rebounds. … Golden State is 12-16 for Christmas and 6-5 at home.
Lakers: In Sacramento on Thursday.
Warriors: host of Portland on Thursday.