The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) have won four consecutive victories thanks to the triple-double performances of veterans LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.
The Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks 130-114 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular league home game held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 7th (Korean time).
The Lakers, who are 12th in the Western Conference (18-21), have built up a multiplier to escape from the bottom with 4 consecutive wins. The ride with the Minnesota Timberwolves (19-21) in 11th place is half a game.
It was the first time in a year since January of last year that the Lakers won four games in a row, and at that time, the last victory was a sacrifice to Atlanta.
Despite being a 39-year-old veteran, James, who is still evaluated as the best player by winning first place in the recent All-Star fan vote, shook off symptoms of a cold and recorded 25 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists.
Along with him, Westbrook also played a triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists, and Kendrick Nunn (23 points), Dennis Schroeder (21 points), and Thomas Bryant (19 points and 13 rebounds) added firepower. 스포츠토토
Atlanta took the loss despite Trae Young’s 32 points and 9 assists, and finished in 10th place in the East (18-21).
The Lakers took an early lead by widening the gap to 70-49 in the first half.
In the first half alone, Nunn scored 15 points, and five players were equally active with double-digit scores.
In the third quarter, Young alone scored 17 points and led Atlanta’s counterattack, but it was too much to catch up with the Lakers.
The Charlotte Hornets exploded 51 points in the first quarter alone on the same day, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 139-109.
The 51 points is the all-time NBA first quarter scoring tie by the Golden State Warriors against the Denver Nuggets in 2019.
Terry Rozier led Charlotte’s victory with a total of 39 points, including 17 points in the first quarter, and Ramello Ball recorded a double-double with 24 points and 12 assists.
Charlotte rose from the bottom of the East to 14th (11-29), and Milwaukee, who suffered a blow, fell to 3rd in the East (25-14).