Following their victory against San Antonio Spurs the Lakers have now won 3 games on the spin, and the twist is they have achieved without the presence of LeBron in the team. Anthony Davis and Austin Reaves combined for 51 points, performances that allowed the Lakers to maintain their winning run following a shaky start to the season. The Lakers next game is against the Phoenix Suns and LeBron James remains a doubt for the game still.
Anthony Davis played 28 minutes and managed to post up 31 points and 18 rebounds. Davis has always been a force to reckon recalling his dominant displays in their 2020 NBA Championship win. The centre has had a consistent start to the season averaging 12 rebounds per game and 1.9 blocks per game.
Austin Reaves was picked in the starting line-up ahead of Russel Westbrook, replacing the injured LeBron James. The 24-year old has featured in 5 games for the Lakers this season and has averaged 9.8 points per game, and dropped 21 points in yesterday’s game against Spurs.
The Lakers’ winning run dates back to their win against Brooklyn Nets on the 14th November, and beat the Pistons on the 19th, achieving all these results in the absence of Lebron. The Lakers face a flying Suns team in a 2021 Playoffs Round 1 rematch.