The brakes were put on the rise of the Lakers. I was hit by New Orleans, who was in the middle of a 10-game losing streak.
The Los Angeles Lakers lost 126-131 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular league away game against the New Orleans Pelicans held at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on the 5th (Korean time). The Lakers failed to win three games in a row and fell to 13th in the Western Conference.
Prior to the game, the Lakers were ranked 12th and New Orleans were 11th in the Western Conference, but when looking at the recent trend, the Lakers’ dominance was predicted. The Lakers were gradually narrowing the gap with the mid-table in the Western Conference, winning six of their last 10 games, including the return of Anthony Davis and a two-game winning streak.
On the other hand, in New Orleans, Zion Williamson’s gap was prolonged, and even the 50% odds collapsed. They fell into a 10-game losing streak and were in a situation where they had to worry about even advancing to the playoffs.
It was also the Lakers that actually started off well. The Lakers took the lead with Davis scoring 9 points in the first quarter, and widened the gap to double digits by pouring in 40 points in the second quarter.
However, the Lakers collapsed rapidly in the third quarter. Brandon Ingram and CJ McCallum, who displayed firepower in and out of the field, gave the flow to support fire. 안전놀이터 The Lakers, who gave up 42 points in the third quarter and lost their mood, eventually lost by only scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers scored 61 points in a one-two punch led by LeBron James (27 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists) and Anthony Davis (34 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots). However, Brandon Ingram (35 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) and CJ McCollum (23 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals) also showed firepower equal to this, and the Lakers’ upward trend was also put on hold.
Although the Lakers failed to win three games in a row, James took another step closer to scoring the most points in his career. James recorded a career-high 38,352 points, narrowing the gap with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) to 35 points.
This increases James’ chances of becoming the all-time leading scorer in NBA history in front of home fans. The Lakers will play two home games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 8th and the Milwaukee Bucks on the 10th.