The Lakers are back to their magical best, something they had only hoped for in the last few games. The return of Anthony Davis had a magical effect on the pace and LeBron was doing what he is always good at, scoring just when it mattered most.
Westbrook was there as well and together the 3 stars led from the front for only the 16th time to register a 106-96 win. Frank Vogel said that they hadn’t been together much this year.
LeBron, who had chipped in with 25 points in the game that Anthony Davis missed due to his injured knee, was true to his promise to keep the momentum going.
The Return Of Anthony Davis Rejuvenated LeBron And Westbrook
It was the combination of a fully fit Anthony Davis, and also a healthy LeBron that helped the Lakers zoom to a commendable double-digit lead led by James Harden, terribly shorthanded.
LeBron said that he was in a zone offensively, playing the best games of his career. And he planned to keep going at that pace. He said he felt fantastic at the moment.
He is as consistent as he had been all season. He finished with 33 points, his team’s highest. He also had 6 rebounds plus 7 assists. It is his 18th game where he has led the Lakers scoring, and the star continues to amaze with his dominance at 37.
On Tuesday he moved into passing lanes in the 4th quarter and scored through breakaway dunks. It was the classiest moment as they displayed superb control and efficiency.
Anthony Davis rebounded immediately on return after his sprain in mid-December. He contributed to the first 4 points. He had a greater impact in defense, with 3 blocks in the first 7 minutes of the game.