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Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City Thunder with decisive performance from Russell

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Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City Thunder with decisive performance from Russell

Whenever the Lakers are on the court, attention is focused on LeBron James. But in the early hours of this Tuesday (5), who shone in the Los Angeles team’s victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder by 116 a 104in the NBA round, was the point guard D’Angelo Russell.

Inspired, he was effective in offensive actions and unbalanced: he converted five three-pointers, scored 26 points, grabbed six rebounds and also gave three assists. This enlightened performance also featured two luxurious supporting actors.

Another Lakers highlight in the match, Anthony Davis scored 24 points, had 12 rebounds and four assists. Completing the trio that made the difference on the court is LeBron James. The star flirted with a “triple-double” when writing down 19 points, eleven rebounds and eight assists.

Still eyeing a direct spot in the playoffs, the Lakers sought the result against an Oklahoma City team that is going through a great moment. They are second in the Western Conference and are in direct contention for first place overall.

“It was a game where the team managed to impose its rhythm and we had good variations in the offensive part against a great opponent. We have to maintain this level to qualify”, said Russell, excited about the result.

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In the duel, the Thunder started better and opened an initial lead of 11 to 2. The reaction was not long in coming. By scoring ten points in a row, the Los Angeles team led the score and imposed themselves on the court. In the final part, with decisive baskets, Russell, Davis and LeBron consolidated the result, scoring, together, 69 points of the 116 scored by the Lakers. On the Thunder side, the one who shone was Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, his team’s top scorer, with 20 points.

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In another game of the round Jordan Clarkson boosted the Utah Jazz in victory over Washington Wizards by 127 a 115. He scored 38 points and led the team with a great performance.

“Being able to watch and see what they were doing from the bench and then come in and finish was great,” Clarkson said. He also made five of six shots in the game’s most decisive moment. In the match, he also registered ten rebounds and seven assists.

Four more clashes completed Tuesday’s day. O Memphis Grizzlies surpassed the Brooklyn Nets by 106 a 102. O Milwaukee Bucks hit the Los Angeles Clippers by 113 a 106. O The Minnesota Timberwolves won from Portland Trail Blazers by the scoreboard 119 a 114 and the Chicago Bulls got the better of Sacramento Kings: 113 a 109.

Check out Tuesday’s results:

Utah Jazz 127 x 115 Washington Wizards

Brooklyn Nets 102 x 106 Memphis Grizzlies

Minnesota Timberwolves 119 x 114 Portland Trail Blazers

Milwaukee Bucks 113 x 106 Los Angeles Clippers

Sacramento Kings 109 x 113 Chicago Bulls

Los Angeles Lakers 116 x 104 Oklahoma City Thunder

Follow Wednesday’s games:

Charlotte Hornets x Orlando Magic

Cleveland Cavaliers x Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets x Philadelphia 76ers

Miami Heat x Detroit Pistons

New York Knicks x Atlanta Hawks

Toronto Raptors x New Orleans Pelicans

Houston Rockets x San Antonio Spurs

Dallas Mavericks x Indiana Pacers

Denver Nuggets x Phoenix Suns

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