Lebron James could not be stopped.

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 126-108 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season home game held at the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena in California on the 17th (Korean time).

LeBron James showed off his peak performance. He had 30 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Russell Westbrook (15 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists) secured a triple-double behind James. Thomas Bryant (21 points, 6 rebounds) and Austin Rivers (15 points, 2 3-point shots), who were replaced by Davis due to an injury, were also absolutely perfect. 

With this victory, the Lakers took their season record to 12-16. Denver, third in the Western Conference, is on a three-game winning streak. Nikola Jokic scored 25 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals, and Jamal Murray struggled with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, but was greatly pushed back in the second half of the concentration fight.

The start of the match between the two teams was similar. Offensive basketball shined. Denver scored 14 points with Aaron Gordon and Nikola Jokic with a high probability attack. The Lakers thoroughly attacked Denver’s slow feet and chased them with fast-breaking basketball. LeBron James continued his all-round performance with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in the first half alone.

Ahead of the third quarter, the Lakers had bad news. It was Davis’ injury. Davis, who complained of pain in the foot area from the end of the second quarter, eventually failed to return in the second half. However, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Lakers. Thomas Bryant, who was put in place of Davis, was so good at the bottom of the goal that he couldn’t remember the vacancy of Davis. Here, James also took on the role of a center and held the center in the air and defense.

The Lakers turned the game around from the very end of the third quarter. This time he hit a 3-point shot. Starting with Schroeder, rookie Max Christie hit consecutive 3-pointers. In an instant, the gap widened to more than 10 points.  메이저놀이터

As we approached the end of the game, the game leaned toward the Lakers. After the success of the defense, the Lakers constantly shook the Denver defense with fast basketball. In particular, James was responsible for both scoring and defense in the 4th quarter, showing an ace-like appearance. In the midst of this, Westbrook’s participation in the attack also stood out. He raised his energy level and energized his karate.

In the end, the Lakers took a perfect victory by making 33-20 in the fourth quarter. With two minutes left in the game, they ran away by 20 points, and Denver coach Michael Malone threw in the towel. Jokic and Murray were not sent out, and only bench players filled the court to prepare for the next game.