The Los Angeles Lakers finally pulled out a victory on Saturday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, winning 128-120 in a high scoring game.
Check out our recap below!
Kyle Kuzma continues to be red hot
Kuzma was an absolute beast tonight, especially in the first half where he dropped a quick 20 points. He ended the game with 24 points, four rebounds, and +14.
Kuz appears to finally be coming into his own after an injury-plagued start to the season. Each time he’s come back from his injuries, he really hasn’t been able to develop a rhythm, but he sure seems like he’s developing one now. He had 25 points in the Lakers’ Christmas Day loss on Wednesday.
LeBron James with 16 assists
The King only ended up with 21 points in Satuday’s win against the Trail Blazers, but he was facilitating all night ending the game with 16 assists.
The total ties LeBron’s season-high, which occured in November’s overtime win against the Dallas Mavericks. He continues to lead the league at assists at 34-years-old.
The Trail Blazers shoot lights out from three
The Trail Blazers just wouldn’t give the Lakers a break in this one, as they made 15 of their 35 attempts from deep. Anthony Tolliver had an especially efficient night from three, making four of five.
To be fair, the Trail Blazers success from beyond the arc was due in part to some long offensive rebounds that lead to some threes. However, the Lakers aren’t going to win many games letting their opponents shoot 42.9% from deep.
The Lakers will pick things back up quickly, as they have a home game tomorrow against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Be ready for our game preview tomorrow morning.