The Lakers scrap out a victory over the Spurs in OT 125-121
Los Angeles- No LeBron! No problem for the Lakers, as they defeated the Spurs.
The Lakers had to walk into San Antonio without their general in LeBron James. James decided to play it safe and nurse his right leg. Without James in the line-up, it would be interesting to see how the team and all of their talent would play together. For three quarters, the Lakers tried to find their rhythm and struggled to get shots to drop. As a team,they were shooting around 45%, but could not stop the streaky shooting of the Spurs. Heading into the fourth, the Lakers would be down in double digits.
Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis was the key ingredients in the Lakers potential comeback in the fourth. Both players put a lot of pressure of the Spurs' defense and in a blink of an eye, the Lakers were in striking distance with eight minutes left in regulation. Dwight Howard had some key defensive stops late in the game, which helped the Lakers in their transition game.They had six fast break points. Needing a bucket late, Malik Monk hit a three pointer from down town to put the Lakers up two. The Spurs hit a crucial bucket to tie the game up and eventually went into overtime.
With under a minute left in OT, the Lakers went on a 6-0 run to close out the game.
Westbrook had a monster game, 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists.