LeBron James Leads the Lakers to Victory in Overtime
In a thrilling game that went into overtime, LeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 119-114 victory over the Boston Celtics. James scored 35 points, including the game-winning three-pointer in the extra period, and added 11 rebounds and 7 assists. The win improves the Lakers’ record to 42-20, putting them in a strong position for the playoffs.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams trading leads throughout. The Celtics appeared to have the game in hand, leading by 5 points with less than a minute remaining in regulation. But James hit a clutch three-pointer to tie the game and send it into overtime.
In the extra period, James took over, scoring 7 points and dishing out an assist to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who hit a crucial three-pointer of his own. The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum, who scored 34 points, and Kemba Walker, who added 25. But it wasn’t enough to overcome James and the Lakers.
The win is a big boost for the Lakers, who have struggled with injuries this season. Anthony Davis, the team’s second star player, has missed significant time with a calf injury. But James has been able to carry the team on his back, putting up MVP-caliber numbers and leading the Lakers to wins over tough opponents like the Celtics.