On December 18, Beijing time, the 2021-22 season NBA regular season continued, and the Los Angeles Lakers challenged the Minnesota Timberwolves away. After the game, the Lakers lost to the Timberwolves 92-110, ending their three-game winning streak.
In this campaign, on the Lakers side, James scored 18 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks, and 5 of 13 were not efficient.
Recently, James’ physical fitness seems to have recovered to its best. Prior to this, during the Lakers’ winning streak, he once averaged close to 40 minutes per game and averaged close to 30 points per game.
In addition, in recent games, James has blocked some difficult blocks, which is even more impressive. Is he really 37 years old?
In this away game against the Timberwolves, Westbrook’s comeback gave the Lakers extra motivation. But perhaps James and the Lakers did not expect that this ball would later become a disaster.
In fact, in the first quarter of the game, the Lakers have revealed signs of a crash. During the period, the Zijin Army’s team attack was completely cut off, and Westbrook’s sudden return caused problems in the distribution of ball rights and space.
To make matters worse, on the inside, Brother Thick Eyebrow’s physical condition was not good and was completely blasted by Downs. In the latter part of the first quarter, James received a pass from Rondo. He went straight to the basket to complete the tomahawk slam dunk. After the ball was scored, he roared indulgently and tried to boost the morale of his teammates.
In the defense, seeing the weakness of the thick eyebrows, James even took the initiative to take up the task of defending Towns.
So far this season, the Lakers have made James appear in the 5 position more than once, and in some regular matchups, James can indeed complete the task. However, in this game, Zhan Huang is facing an all-star center like Downs after all. In the second quarter, when the two have a one-on-one PK, Zhan Huang is rarely at a disadvantage.
First in the defense, Towns used his physical advantage to turn his back and pass James, and then easily threw the shot. Then, it was James’ turn to attack, his breakthrough layup was stared at by Towns, and he ate the cap.
But James was not discouraged. In the latter part of the second quarter, he staged a wonderful 1 defense 4, with his own strength, blocking the 4-man fast break of the Wolves. In the offense, he is also trying his best to find ways to score and connect teammates.
Regrettably, as Brother Nongmei retired in the third quarter, all of Zhan Huang’s efforts also came to naught. During the period, he also made five embarrassing mistakes in one pass, which directly smashed the opponent’s face.
And Zhan Huang, who has continued to output offensively in the past few games, failed to score 20+ in this game. A tragic defeat made James and the Lakers very depressed. However, after the thick eyebrow injury, as the Lakers enter a difficult schedule, next, they may encounter more trouble. (Poirot)Return to Sohu to see more
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