The Los Angeles Lakers won a hard-fought game against the Golden State Warriors last night, thanks in large part to a clutch performance by LeBron James. The game was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams exchanging leads throughout the night. However, James took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 points in the final five minutes to secure the win for the Lakers.
This victory is an important one for the Lakers, who are currently fighting for a playoff spot in the competitive Western Conference. The win brings their record to 34-28, which puts them in seventh place in the conference standings. The Warriors, meanwhile, drop to 31-31, but still hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
The Lakers got off to a strong start, taking an early lead in the first quarter. However, the Warriors battled back and tied the game at 27-27 at the end of the period. The two teams continued to trade baskets in the second quarter, with the Lakers holding a slim 56-54 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Warriors took control of the game, outscoring the Lakers 27-21 to take a five-point lead heading into the final period. However, James refused to let his team lose, scoring 10 points in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter to give the Lakers a 91-89 lead. From there, the two teams exchanged baskets and free throws, but the Lakers were able to hold on for the win.
James finished the game with 25 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Anthony Davis chipped in with 17 points and five rebounds, while Dennis Schroder added 14 points and eight assists. For the Warriors, Stephen Curry led the way with 37 points, six rebounds, and three assists, but it wasn’t enough to overcome James and the Lakers.
The Lakers will look to build on this win when they take on the Utah Jazz in their next game. The Warriors, meanwhile, will try to bounce back when they face the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.