Recap: Lakers struggle in a loss to the Sixers

Jan 25, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) dives for a loose ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers were, in fact, shown no Brotherly Love when they took on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. The Sixers ended the Lakers short win streak of two games, capturing a 108-91 victory. Anthony Davis led the way with 31 points as the team scored a season-low of 91 points.

LeBron Makes History

James solidified himself amongst NBA royalty as he passed Kobe Bryant as the NBA’s third all-time leading scorer. From one Laker great to another, James enjoyed a show of love from the Sixers and Lakers faithful. It was fitting that James captured the record in Bryant’s hometown of Philadelphia.

Too Many Threes Allowed, Too Many Turnovers

The Lakers lost the Sixers on too many long-range shots that created a deep hole. They were outscored from three by a score of 27-6 in the first half. They allowed 13 three-point field goals in all. Turnovers were also a huge pain in the ass. There was no care for the ball in the first quarter as evidenced by nine turnovers. Four of those were by LeBron.

Caruso Almost Did It

Alex Caruso was the reason that this game wasn’t an utter embarrassment up until a late Sixers run. While he didn’t score too much, his defensive effort was amazing. He racked up a game-high of six steals and helped the Lakers pull the game within five points late in the fourth quarter.


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