Los Angeles.- The forward LeBron James contributed a double-double of 29 points, 11 rebounds and six assists that left him as the winning leader of the Los Angeles Lakers that prevailed by 111-106 to the Houston Rockets at the start of the season. second round of the season after the rest of the Weekend of the Stars.
Along with James, forward Brandon Ingram also contributed a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds – 11 defensive – and led the comeback of the Lakers, who in the first half and up to the third period were down to 19 points in marker.
The Lakers were the majority of the game behind on the scoreboard with a partial of 88-95 and 7:49 minutes left of regulation time, but reacted with a 17-4 run in six minutes and then they went around the scoreboard.
James, who scored eight points on the streak, gave the Lakers a 99-97 lead with 4:15 minutes remaining and increased to eight in the final stretch of the game.
The victory was the sixth they achieve this season after having been down 15 or more points on the scoreboard.
The power forward Kyle Kuzma, winner of the Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in the NBA’s Future Stars Party, which was played last Friday in Charlotte, got 18 points as the third highest scorer of the Lakers.
The new signing of the Lakers, the guard-forward Reggie Bullock, who left the starter contributed 14 points and five rebounds.
While the guard James Harden with a double-double of 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, which he managed before he was eliminated by personnel, with 1:24 minutes left of regulation time, was the leader of the Rockets.
Harden extended to 32 consecutive games the mark of having scored at least 30 points, which allowed him to have the second best streak in the history of the NBA to exceed the 31 that had achieved the legendary Wilt Chamberlain, who holds the record of all times that is 65.
Base Chris Paul scored 23 points as the Rockets’ second highest scorer, but was also eliminated by personnel.
The Swiss center Clint Capela returned as the owner of the Rockets after missing the competition since last January 13 when he suffered an injury to the thumb of his right hand that forced him to miss 15 games.
Capela was immediately felt in the indoor game to get a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds, which in the end could not prevent the defeat of the Rockets (33-25), who lost for the fifth time in 33 games in the who have been leaders after the third period. (USA), (EFE)