Fourth quarter. 37 seconds left. Down by 1.The King sure had everyone on the edge of their seats in his royal court, no doubt about it.
LeBron James was given the ball on an inbound play with 37 seconds left on the game clock. Closely guarded by Jaylen Brown, James knew what to do as he began to dribble in with force, he caught Brown off-balance for a millisecond. In that time, LeBron faded back towards the three-point line and jumped up about three feet. Bang! He drained the shot.
James’ shot sealed the deal for the Lakers. The game ended with the Lakers on top 114-112. They needed the win to keep their confidence and momentum going, because losing at home against the third-ranked team in the Eastern Conference would be at least a little humiliating.
An interesting perspective on this matchup is that both of these teams could be seeing each other in the NBA Finals sometime soon. Jayson Tatum has been a beast this season — who dropped 41 points in his game against L.A. The possibilities for what he can do are endless, and it will be interesting to see how the rest of their season plays out, especially in the playoffs.
The Lakers, on the other hand, had a close call last night. But the recent addition of Markieff Morris should help them a lot on both sides of the court, once he has been with the team long enough for them to play him.
By Elmar78 – Self-photographed, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21863815