LeBron James and Thomas Bryant made a one-two punch, and the Lakers produced a thrilling 25-point comeback against Portland.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 121-112 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season away game held at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, USA on the morning of the 23rd (Korean time).
The Lakers (22-25), who won two consecutive wins, are still ranked 11th in the Western Conference. However, it succeeded in pushing Portland (21-25) to 12th place and narrowing the lead with the West 10th-ranked Golden State Warriors, who lost to the Brooklyn Nets on the same day, by one game.메이저사이트
LeBron James flew with 37 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocked shots. Thomas Bryant, who suddenly became the starting center due to Davis’ injury, scored 31 points and 14 rebounds, including four 3-pointers, and made a one-two punch with James. Dennis Schroeder also backed up with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists.
Portland was unable to maintain a 25-point lead and suffered a major defeat. Anfernie Simons couldn’t help but smile even after posting 31 points, including 7 3-pointers. Ace Damian Lillard’s sluggishness was so painful. Lillard posted 24 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists, but the efficiency of field shooting was not very good. Lillard’s field goal rate was 29.4% (5/17), which was disastrous. He threw 13 three-pointers and missed 10, and his shooting did not work.
By the end of the first half, Portland had a huge lead, 71-46. Portland’s offense exploded in the second quarter. While scoring as many as 45 points, he only conceded 14 runs and ran away. His 3-point shot success rate reached a whopping 50% (12/24). Up until this point, the game seemed to be unfolding as garbage.
But this was a misfortune. In the third quarter, the Lakers pursued Portland fiercely with the explosive power of James, Bryant, and Schroeder. As the quarter progressed, the Lakers tightened the reins in their pursuit. Bryant boasted fantastic harmony with James and easily broke Portland’s defense with a 3-point shot in the 4th quarter and a baseline short jumper, and succeeded in scoring.
As we approached the end of the game, the game leaned toward the Lakers. James focused on attacking Lillard, who was weak in defense, and Schroeder also fired a 3-point shot to support the defense.
When it became a match, Bryant scored and led the team. Successive putback dunks by grabbing offensive rebounds in succession, not only changed the owner of the lead, but also widened the gap between the two teams to 7 points. In addition, with 46.1 seconds left in the game, Troy Brown Jr. hit a 3-point shot to score the point. Brown Jr.’s 3-point shot was virtually equivalent to scoring a wedge.
Portland struggled to the end, with Simon scoring consecutive points, but ace Lillard could not play his part in the match. In the end, I couldn’t keep the lead by 25 points and suffered an unfortunate defeat.