The Los Angeles Lakers remain undefeated at home this season after scoring victory in their visit to the Milwaukee Bucks (106-113), a result that is worth them to regain the leadership of the Western Conference, while New Orleans Pelicans have lost to Utah Jazz (129-118).
Eight wins in as many outings is the balance this season for the Lakers, who showed their credentials against another of the most powerful teams in the NBA in a duel capitalized by the ‘MVP’ confrontation between LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The ‘laker’, who last season did not hide his displeasure when the MVP of the regular season went to the Greek, claimed 34 points and a great 6/10 in triples. Even more inspired from long range was his teammate Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who scored 7 hits.
For his part, Antetokounmpo added an insufficient ‘double-double’ (25 and 12 rebounds) seconded by Jrue Holiday (22) and Khris Middleton (20), while Marc Gasol contributed with 3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 stopper. in 18 minutes to the Californian triumph, confirmed with a triple on James’ horn with one minute to go that put the 103-111 on the scoreboard.
In addition, Willy Hernangómez once again had a testimonial presence with the Pelicans, adding 2 points and 1 rebound in 2 minutes of play. Despite Zion Williamson (27), his team could not stand up to the end against a Jazz led Donovan Mitchell (36).
–STATISTICS OF SPANISH PLAYERS.
MARC GASOL: 3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block.
WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: 2 points and 1 rebound.