NBA: King James‘ 17 points fourth quarter, leads Los Angeles Lakers to a 134-118 win over Atlanta Hawks. Trae Young had 0 points in the final quarter.
The Lakers’ small-ball offense worked to near-perfection, while Malik Monk (and several other role players) stepped up in major ways as the purple and gold took down Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 134-118 for one of their better wins of the season.
The Lakers had 4 players scoring over 20 points- LeBron James, Malik Monk, Avery Bradley, and Talen Horton-Tucker. The team looked perfect in the offense as they always have.
Lakers worked their small ball strategy, which gave them a double-digit lead before halftime. But Atlanta narrowed it down to a 3 point lead at the end second quarter.
With the Hawks trying hard to neutralize James and Russell Westbrook, L.A.’s two superstar ballhandlers combined for 14 assists before halftime as Bradley and Monk took turns catching fire, with 16 and 21 points in the first half, respectively. Both the players had hot hands as they were 8-10 from 3 point line at the end of the 2nd period.
Russell and James both had a cold start to the game. While James caught the fire through the end of the game Russell was still struggling to score. The king scoring 17 points in the 4th quarter alone was way past his cold start, finishing with 31 points to his name.
Russell again could not finish his game with a triple-double. He got fouled out with just 5 minutes to the end of regulation. He was able to get 9 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists, and a team-high plus-minus of +22 to his name.
The Lakers were clearly dominating the game and didn’t lose the lead they produced in the entire match. Lebron James with 32 points blasted the game. The Lakers were better against the Hawks in every aspect of the game.
Facts: Lakers had 14 steals against Hawks 3. Atlanta had 15 turnovers while the Lakers only 8 of them. Hawks had 6 players in the double-digit while the Lakers only had 5.
LeBron James had 17 points only in the final quarter. Before that, he was having an okay game.
LeBron James enters the top-10 in total steals with 2113 steals. The only active player ahead of him is Chris Paul in the fifth spot with 2402 steals.