The Los Angeles Lakers get an impressive double digit win over the Milwaukee Bucks 113 to 103. It was a matchup between the two teams with the best record in their conference. Newest Laker Dion Waiters did not play, while George Hill was out for the Bucks.
Here is your recap:
LeBron vs Giannis
The two guys leading the best teams in each conference put on an absolute show. Not just scoring for their respective squads, but defending and going at each other like LeBron does here:
The patience before the attack 😤
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 7, 2020
In their last matchup, Giannis had 34 points on 11 for 19 shooting and five for eight on threes. Tonight he seemed on a similar start to dominate this one, getting a quick ten points in the first quarter by barreling down in transition. The Lakers picked up their defense after that, able to build a wall and sending help anytime he got the ball in the paint. Giannis showed why he’s the favorite for the MVP by still finishing with 32 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, but only hit one of his six threes in this matchup. He also had 11 of his points come at the free throw line.
LeBron James was fantastic once again. He started off slow as the rest of the team did, but picked it up as the game went on. James finished with 37 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. He also contributed with 3 steals and defended the reigning MVP for most of the night. James has really picked up his scoring averaging 35 points per game since the All Star break.
After only playing 10 minutes in the first half due to 3 quick fouls, Davis picked it up in the second half and hit some clutch baskets to put this one away. He had 25 of his 30 in the second half, along with 9 rebounds and showing why he is in the conversation for defensive player of the year. Davis had been struggling in fourth quarters against the elite teams, but came through tonight scoring three big jumpers late to hold off the Bucks.
The Lakers really struggled to score in the first half, and went to the half tied with Milwaukee. The third is where the game changed. They had 48 points at halftime, but ended up winning the third 39-28 including a 18-0 run in the quarter. They took an 11 point lead into the fourth and hold off the Bucks for their 47th win of the season.
The Lakers next game is on Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers.