Frank Vogel’s army had the opportunity to take revenge against the Raptors after drinking a cup at home a few days ago.
Unlike the previous match, the Lakers achieved a consistent first quarter with Wenien Gabriel on all good shots, with two baskets signing Stanley Johnson and Austin Reaves leading at the end of the period (30-). 33). LeBron James took over, and with the help of snipers Malik Monk and Avery Bradley, the Lakers stayed on the track during breaks (55-59).
The Raptors reaction did not last long, especially through Scottie Barnes, who was still aggressive to support Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam. But once again, LA is solid, based on Westbrook-James tandem, and Augustin-Gabriel duo punish from a distance (89-88).
LeBron James began his final performance with two big dunks. This was barely enough to impress Toronto and Scottie Barnes who didn’t fail to answer him with a big dunk and 2 + 1. Then it was LBJ’s turn to respond to Gary Trent Jr. from a distance and draw the match 113-113.
Twenty-six seconds after the end, Gary Trent Jr. put it back behind the arc. In the last second, after a decisive interception, Russell Westbrook did not quiver to send the two teams to overtime (116-116).
Surprised by this fateful twist, the Raptors finally dived, broke the three pointers on the racket’s head, and then fired two shots from Avery Bradley. LeBron James finished his job slow, so the Lakers had their 30th success this season (123-128).
Things to remember
– The Lakers have won the away game! Frank Vogel’s army has not achieved such a “feat” on the Nets floor since January 25th! The Lakers set the worst record outside the Western Top 10 with just 10 successes from the base. The Lakers also achieved performance without a real air pocket, even with a slight boost in the last second of the fourth quarter to force the decision. ..
– Russell Westbrook’s “clutch”. Beside his pump for a long time, the leader needed a click to revive, and probably happened with this decisive three-pointer in the last second it saved putting it on himself. It was tonight. It’s a triple-double shot with a full performance, and it’s been almost three months since then.
TOPS / FLOPS
✅ Russell Westbrook.. His performance of 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists helped to rebalance the strengths of the team. Unlike previous matches, the point guard fired the team as well as the last shot 0.9 seconds from the buzzer. Inevitably, it changes everything in the Lakers.
✅ Lebron James.. The king did his part of the job and showed himself as invaluable at the moment when the game could have turned in favor of the Raptors. Another huge game on arrival where he scored 36 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in 45 minutes, the longest play time for the team.
✅ Scottie Barnes.. Rookie is playing with nerves and aggression that are fun to watch! A fairly simple but effective register, he probably achieved the best game of the season with 31 points (new record), 17 rebounds and 6 assists. He gets the highest rating in the evening!
✅⛔ Fred VanVleet.. It’s hard to find a “flop” in each camp, but Fred VanVleet’s annoyance (8/19 on shots, 2/9 on 3 pointers) is expensive in such a tight match.
Toronto (39-31): The Raptors will follow up on their trip to Philadelphia this Sunday.
LA Lakers (30-40): Instruct Washington to confront Wizards this Saturday.