The Los Angeles Lakers won tonight in convincing fashion, highlighted by them scoring the most points they’ve had in a first half this season at 77. Ultimately, the team prevailed 136-113, beating the Portland Trail Blazers for another road victory. Their only road loss continues to essentially be a technicality, as it came against the home team Los Angeles Clippers opening night.
Here’s our recap of the game.
The Lakers might not have traded enough for Anthony Davis
The big man from Chicago was an absolute monster on both ends tonight but was especially dominant on the offensive end. He racked up 39 points (in 32 minutes) on 12-for-21 shooting, showing off some sweet moves in the post, some monstrous dunks, all while making Anthony Tolliver wish he didn’t suit up tonight.
As I said, Davis continues to provide his case for Defensive Player of the Year on the court, having three blocks and two steals tonight.
LeBron James having a typical LeBron James night while clowning all over the floor
The King had himself a normal LeBron James night. Dropping 31 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds.
The most enjoyment I personally got throughout the game from LeBron, however, were his antics while he was off the court. Including the following when he fell after a foul and was a little more dramatic than he needed to be.
Presented without comment pic.twitter.com/yPKXLhX6DJ
— Ry (@JustRyCole) December 7, 2019
Or here, when LeBron James knocked down an employee at the stadium, only to run right back and pick her right back up and talk to her.
LeBron knocked over the waitress and helped her right back up 🙃 pic.twitter.com/jYopzglhok
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 7, 2019
Or when LeBron and the rest of the Lakers bench were mobbing Anthony Davis after his four-point play.
Big man with the 4-point play. Is there anything @AntDavis23 can’t do?
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 7, 2019
The #WashedKing is still a kid at heart.
Rajon Rondo leaves and doesn’t return
Rajon Rondo will not return tonight due to a left hamstring strain.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 7, 2019
We’re going to have to wait until tomorrow at the earliest to get more context on Rajon Rondo’s injury and its severity. If he’s out for some time, it’ll be the second time in this young season that he’s missed time as he missed the first nine games with a calf strain. It’ll be a shame if he has to miss some time especially with how well he’s played lately. In fact, Rajon Rondo was averaging the best percentage from three on the Lakers going into tonight, at 50.0%.
The Lakers will finally be back home at the Staples Center for their next game. In two days, they’ll take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in their Sunday whites. We’ll see you then!