Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Davis returns, Hachimura debuts as the Lakers beat the Spurs

01/26/2023 at 08:05


The Angelenos beat San Antonio with a good game from center on his return

21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for the California star with a James who touched a triple double

Los Angeles Lakers they beat this wednesday San Antonio Spurs In a game that marked the return of Anthony Davis after more than a month out with injury, as well as the debut of Rui Hachimura with the purple and gold (113-104, With 4.22 left in the first quarter, Davis, who had not played since December 18 due to an injury to his right foot, jumped onto the court. After twenty games off the court, the center was the top scorer for the Lakers with 21 points (7 of 15 shots) and 12 rebounds (5 of them offensive) in 26 minutes coming off the bench, and good feelings on defense as well. left. With 4 blocks. Davis told the US broadcast right after the match, “I feel great, I feel good. Leg is fine.” Dhuri explained that it was “a good test” for him as it was a “tough” match against Spurs and he was “happy” to “fight” again with his teammates on the pitch.

In addition to the long-awaited return of Davis, Lakers fans were also eager to see the debut of Hachimura, who arrived this week from the Washington Wizards (via Kendrick Nunn) and added 12 points in his first game with the Angelenos. (4-of-7 shooting) and 6 rebounds.

On the plus side against San Antonio, the Lakers made amends with several clumsiness and forgetfulness in three quarters, thanks in part to a final period (32–22) in which they sealed the victory with an 11–0 run. LeBron James touched a triple-double with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists and is just 158 ​​points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the top scorer in NBA history (38,387 points). In addition, LeBron, with his only triple of the night (in six attempts), surpassed Jamal Crawford and is already the ninth player with the most three-pointers in history with 2,222. For the Spurs, penultimate in the West (14-34) and leading the Lakers by 10 points in the second quarter, Keldon Johnson was the top scorer with 25 points.

With Davis and Hachimura already in the rotation, the Lakers, third from bottom in the West (23-26), begin a tough five-game road trip with a very special duel against their eternal rivals, the Celtics, in Boston on Saturday. Their demanding journey will continue with games against the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans.

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