For the NBA restart, the superstar secured his Los Angeles Lakers victory in the city duel against the Clippers in the last second. 40 seconds before the end it was 101: 101 between the rivals, then “King James” came.
The superstar put his two free throws in the basket 12.8 seconds before the end and ensured the Lakers who won (103-101) and almost mathematically padlocked the first place in the Conference, relegating the roommate of the Staples Center and opponent of the evening to six and a half wins in the standings, to seven matches of the end of the regular season.
And the two top Lakers have happily taken charge of this great affair. Starting with Anthony Davis (34 pts, 8 rebounds) who martyred the Clippers’ racket, diminished it is true by the absence of Montrezl Harrell. Ivica Zubac and Joakim Noah (1 point, 4 rebounds in ten minutes) therefore suffered to contain the offensive aggressiveness of Davis (16 of 17 on free throws), indisputable MVP of this NBA restart, on this first evening, loaded with emotions and social justice messages, at Disneyland in Orlando.
It was not yet clear that LeBron would be the match winner in the end. The 35-year-old didn’t get his best day offensive in Disney World and “only” got 16 points and eleven rebounds overall, but scored the only double-double in his team.
The best scorer in the Lakers was Anthony Davis with 34 points. In the Clippers, Paul George scored the most points with 30 points.
James showed a remarkable performance mainly on the defensive. Especially in the fourth quarter he defended well against Kawhi Leonard.