LOS ANGELES (AP) – Anthony Davis scored 26 points and 13 rebounds, and LeBron James had 23 points and 11 assists before both Superstars lost the fourth quarter in the tenth consecutive Los Angeles Lakers victory (125-103 against the Washington Wizards) Friday night.
Quinn Cook scored 17 points and JaVale McGee scored 15 points and 11 rebounds for the steaming Lakers, who scored 17 out of 18 to top the NBA championship standings. Los Angeles took a 14-1 lead in November and, since March 2000, recorded the most victories in a month for this 16-fold champion franchise.
The fast wizards were among the NBA's worst defensive teams this season, and the Lakers' dynamic offensive was far too much for them.
Los Angeles prevailed in a 24-minute period from the middle of the first quarter until the middle of the third quarter against Washington 84-36 and put the Lakers in the lead with 88-51. LA drove 17: 0 and 18: 0 in this one-way stretch, showing the remarkable chemistry this re-impressed superteam had already shown in the 19th game of the season.
Bradley Beal had 18 points and nine assists for the wizards who lost three out of four. Washington had a solid start and some good tracks against the Lakers, but made 19 turnovers and lost for the second time in three stops on a four-trip trip to the West Coast.
In fact, Washington opened with a 15-4 lead before the Lakers woke up to dominate 24 minutes.
Los Angeles were 21 points ahead of Davis at half-time, 19 points ahead of Davis, and the Lakers were 90:51 clear in the third quarter with a 18-0 lead at the start of the third quarter, 7:15 ahead of the third quarter Quarter. The Lakers reached with 2:42 points lead 100 points and drove from there.
Isaiah Thomas scored 10 points to lead the four former Lakers onto Washington's squad. Moe Wagner had seven points and eight rebounds, and the big German man also committed an obvious foul on Dwight Howard, who then fired both free throws and then dipped on Wagner's head when he had the ball.
Wagner finally went into the dressing room and favored his left ankle with a few minutes to play.
Howard had eight points, five rebounds and two missed shots on his reunion with the Wizards who signed him in July 2018. Howard played for Washington in just nine early games before a spine injury forced him to miss the rest of the season and his The long off-season of inactivity and soul searching led to his decision to become a role-playing Lakers player.
The Washington coach, Scott Brooks, was impressed with Howard's development and said Howard was "exactly what the wizards hoped for." "Unfortunately, he was hurt, I can not say anything bad about him, he worked hard for us, but unfortunately he did not have the health to do anything for us. "
Assistants: G C.J. Miles has failed until at least next week with a left wrist ligament injury. He also missed the game on Thursday in Phoenix. Brooks did not speculate on the severity of the injury. … The Brooks jersey retires on Saturday at UC Irvine. Born in Northern California, he spent two seasons as an NBA player from 1985 to 1987, scoring high scores at the anteaters. "It's modest," Brooks said. "It's great, I love Irvine, it's a great school."
Lakers: Avery Bradley is being re-examined this weekend after a hair break in the right leg. The veteran has missed eight games. … Kyle Kuzma hobbled off in the third quarter because of Summers and badly favored his right ankle. He returned to the game for the fourth time, but later in the district he went to the dressing room.
Sorcerer: Stay in town to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
Lakers: host of Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
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