The all-star break is upon us following a competitive game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets. The Lakers take their second game on the road against the Nuggets in a 120-116 overtime win. Anthony Davis finished the night with a monstrous 33 points and 10 rebounds. LeBron James was not too far behind with a triple double of 32 points, 14 assist and 11 boards.
2nd Quarter Spark
After going up 47-34, the Nuggets brought a little noise to the ears of the Lakers. Monte Morris and LeBron James did some slight chirping. The Lakers responded with a 27-8 run to end the half. Alex Caruso played a big part in the spark. Caruso had 10 points and finished as the Lakers second highest scorer off the bench.
Tonight’s leading reserve scorer for the Lakers was Howard. He had a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Surprisingly, he started the second half and did a good job on both ends.
Lakers Still Top In The West
The Lakers have their best record at the break since 2010 at 41-12. With the team dealing with the untimely death of Kobe Bryant and the trade deadline, this break is much-needed. They’ll have a chance to recalibrate and finish these remaining games strong to get into the playoffs. That sentence feels tremendous to write as a fan.
The next time we see the Lakers will be a possible first round playoff matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies on February 21st at Staples Center.