Los Angeles Lakers beats Sacramento Kings Making it Their First Win Without LeBron James
Lakers star LeBron James who recently got an injury which makes him stay out of the team squad while the Lakers continue playing.
Los Angeles Lakers without LeBron James is not what all Lakers fans would actually want, but when this happens they all want the team to keep winning even with the absence of James.
And, it’s pretty interesting seeing that The Los Angeles Lakers finally got their first win without LeBron James on Sunday, beating the Sacramento Kings 121-114 at Staples Center.
And the 114 points they allowed is evidence of that. Lonzo Ball had an especially hard time staying in front of De’Aaron Fox
Who poured on 26 points on an efficient 12-19 shooting from the field. As a result, Ball finished with a game-low box plus-minus of -20.
Despite this, the Lakers managed to narrowly escape with a win thanks in no small part to the production they got out of their wings on Sunday
Especially Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who contributed a team-high 26 points in 28 minutes off of the bench while posting a game-high box plus-minus of +19.
Last, but certainly not least, Brandon Ingram continued his stretch of impressive games in James’ absence
Tallying 21 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds in 39 minutes. His free throw shooting is still a big issue, but so is almost everyone else on the team’s.
Obviously, Josh Hart was also huge for the Lakers down the stretch, getting it done on both ends of the floor with the game on the line.
And even Despite the face that the lakes have JaVale McGee back in the starting lineup, the Lakers’ defense looked as bad as it has all season