Recap: Danny Green, LeBron James, and the Lakers fly high against the Hawks

Nov 17, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green (14) reacts after making a shot in front of Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish (22) during the first quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers won a nail-biter on Sunday night, winning 122-101 against the Atlanta Hawks. Check out our recap of what happened in the absolute bloodbath.

Kobe Bryant attends the game

Can we just take a quick moment to appreciate videos of the new Lakers superstars dapping up the most recently retired Lakers superstar? Amazing.

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Lakers start the game on a 30 to 6 run

It was pretty much all Lakers, all night this evening, which could have been predicted from the first eight minutes of the first quarter.

In that span of time, the Lakers started the game on a 30 to 6 run. Their defense was stifling, with the offense being led by LeBron James (nine of the 30 points) and, obviously, none other than Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who had ten of the 30 points.

Oh, yeah, KCP had ten points very early.

Danny Green brings the house down before the half

After the Hawks brought the lead down to 10 with 8:27 left in the second, the Lakers went on another run, ending the first half up 69-41. They got back to their amazing defense of the early first quarter to give themselves a 28-point lead, and ended the first half on an explosive note from an insane put back from Danny Green.

The dunk brought quite a reaction out of Kobe Bryant (who was getting positive reactions from the crowd all night) and also got some hilarious reactions out of the bench. But possibly the best reaction to the dunk was the big man who had the best view of it, Dwight Howard. Check him out in the clip below.


The Lakers will be back on the court on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. PST. They’ll be playing Oklahoma City Thunder, led by former Los Angeles Laker, Chris Paul.

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