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LeBron ‘catches fire’, Lakers pull off incredible comeback and beat Clippers in NBA

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LeBron ‘catches fire’, Lakers pull off incredible comeback and beat Clippers in NBA

Night of twists and turns NBA. With an overwhelming reaction and a true LeBron James show, the Los Angeles Lakers won the LA Clippers from 116 to 112 and achieved a triumph that seemed unlikely at the Crypto.com Arena, this Wednesday (28).

With the result, LeBron and company’s team finds victory again and once again dreams of a longer path to the 2023-24 season of the best basketball in the world.

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In similar moments after losing in the last round, the teams didn’t take long to show that they wouldn’t give up victory in California so easily. After a balanced start, however, the Clippers took off in the second period and opened up a lead led by Kawhi Leonard and James Harden.

Even without Paul George and Ivica Zubac, injured, the LA blues went into halftime with a 66-52 lead.

LeBron James in action against Kawhi Leonard’s marking in the Los Angeles classic in the NBA Getty Images

Returning to the second half, the Clippers maintained their momentum and expanded the gap by 19 points. What they didn’t count on was that LeBron’s show was yet to begin. On his way to 40,000 points in his career, ‘The King’ commanded the Lakers’ overwhelming reaction, who closed on the scoreboard and left the match undefined in the final stretch.

At 39 years old, LeBron reached his best mark of the season in one period by surpassing 19 points. Even though they were practically ‘sold’ in the duel, the Clippers resisted until the final seconds, when Kawhi wasted the chance to take it to overtime.

With the outcome, the Lakers reach 32 victories in the league, in 10th place in the West. Meanwhile, the Clippers are in 4th place, with 37 wins and 19 defeats, two in a row.

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Statistics:

  • Kawhi Leonard: 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists;

  • James Harden: 23 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists;

  • LeBron James: 34 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists;

  • Anthony Davis: 20 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists;

Upcoming games:

The Clippers return to the court on Saturday (2), starting at 0:30 am (Brasília time), at home. The opponent will be Washington Wizardsthe same opponent as the Lakers this Friday (1st), 0:30 am, in Los Angeles.

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