Borrowed Lakers bowed against defending champion Toronto and refreshed Clippers taught the young Pelicans a lesson on Saturday in the NBA, on a day also marked by the 53 points of TJ Warren merged with Indiana. The Lakers of LeBron James have only one ambition, to win the coronation in the NBA. But there is a champion determined to defend his title, as Toronto has demonstrated with authority (107-92).
These Raptors rather act as black cats for LA defeated for the 11th time in a row in six years, by this opponent who once again practiced simple, fair and effective basketball, in the wake of Kyle Lowry (33 pts, 14 rebounds, 6 passes). Two days after the victory against the Clippers, the Lakers appeared tired like Anthony Davis, reduced to 14 points, far from the 34 scored 48 hours earlier. James (20 pts, 10 rebounds, 5 assists) also lacked juice in the money time, his time usually. They will therefore wait a while to secure their first place in the West. The Raptors meanwhile consolidate their 2nd place in the East.
The Clippers pluck the Pelicans
After the Angelino derby lost by nothing, they took revenge on New Orleans (126-103) to consolidate their 2nd place in the West, allowing Doc Rivers to overtake Celtics legend Red Auerbach in 11th place among coaches in the highest number of wins (939). Los Angeles, which counted (…) Read more on sport24.com