Tuesday, January 18, 2022

NBA .. Lakers need an extension to bypass Oklahoma

The Los Angeles Lakers, the defending champion, needed an extra time to claim their fifth straight win, overcoming the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-112 in the NBA.

The Lakers fought the extension for the second game in a row, after testing the same thing Saturday against the Detroit Pistons, who forced him to go for two more games before eventually bowing to LeBron James and his colleagues.

With the absence of Anthony Davis due to injury, the responsibility of James, who scored Triple-Double for the third time this season, doubled after he scored 28 points with 14 rebounds and 12 assists.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, moves around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Lakers, who also featured in their ranks, were German Denis Schroeder (19 points), Montrezel Harel (21 points) and Wesley Matthews (16 of which were four triples), trailing 11 points in the fourth quarter, but he came back from afar by scoring 8 consecutive points without ever. Thunder managed to score a point to equalize 107-107, when James grabbed the ball from Darius Paisley and set off to score in the guest basket.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) goes to the basket in front of Oklahoma City Thunder center Mike Muscala, left, and guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

In the extra half, the Lakers imposed his domination over his guest by scoring 7 straight points without a response from the last, which allowed him to advance and win 119-112, to be his 19 victory in 25 matches.

Gilgius Alexander’s effort went unheeded, as his 29 points, with 10 assists and 7 rebounds, did not help Thunderer’s thirteenth defeat in 23 matches.

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