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NBA 2022: LA Lakers Comeback, Mostly Thanks to LeBron James

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LA Lakers (LAK) have been loosing. They were 1-4 in five games, while LeBron James  was abscent due to a swelling in his knee.  Then, on Saturday, Feb 6, 2022, LeBrown James, a forward player,  was cleared to be ligned up, durirng the game against NY Knicks on Crypto.com Arena.  He did rise up to the challenge: LA Lakers were able to beat the NY Knicks, 122-115. 

When LeBron James was on the sideline dealing with the swelling knee condition, LA Lakers  dropped down to ninth in the Western Conference standings and seemed resigned to a losing season.

Then LeBron James  returned and confirmed the expectations from LA Lakers's fans and others: LA Lakers are highly competitive when the forward and MVP player LeBron James is on the court.  Earlier in the game, the LA Lakers  trailed, at some point, by 21 points.


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The NY Knicks were counting on RJ Barrett.  RJ Barret did what he can, scored  a career-high 36 points and managed to push the game to an overtime when he got a 3-point bucket just eight seconds before the end of the game. It pushed the game further, but LA Lakers, hence LeBron James won,  won 122-115 overtime. 

LeBron James was able to  play 39 minutes and 55 seconds and to score 29 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, extending his 25-plus point performace to 19.  During the game, Anthony Davis came second with a high performance of with 28 points and 17 rebounds, 

On the NY Knicks side, two players had outstanding performance. R.J. Barrett  scored  36 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, while Julius Randle scored 32 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists.

With the win, LA Lakers, trailing 26-28, in the West have improved their chances to becoming a competitor for the 2022 NBA playoffs.



@AfroAmerica Network 2022