The free fall of the Los Angeles Lakers doesn’t stop. Despite 35 points from LeBron James, the ‘Gold and Purple’ franchise posted their third straight loss against the Philadelphia 76ers at Cypto.com Arena on Sunday night (112-113). Juan Toscano-Anderson, the only Mexican active nbaTied his ninth consecutive game with action and made his sixth consecutive start: He contributed to a statistical line of 6 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist.
The game was a battle between two of the league’s biggest stars, James and the Sixers’ Cameroonian center, Joel Embiid. Both, authors of 35 units, excelled in all ways and distances. Toscano’s task, primarily defensive, ran into problems stopping the attack of African and James Harden, whose record of 24 points and 13 assists was also a weapon for Doc Rivers’ men. Halfway through the first quarter ‘El Rey’ dealt another blow to history: With the score 17–18, suited up for Los Angeles, he took the ball at the entrance of the Keys and hit a long double to break the 38,000 career point mark and move even closer to Kareem Abdul-Karim’s all-time record. . Jabbar (38,387).
The game reached its final score with the score tied, but the Lakers had the ball in their hands. Russell Westbrook tried to break Embiid free on the right flank and barely hit the low post when the timer was about to expire, Georges Niang leapt full length to take the ball out of his hands and with , decided the extinction of the comparison. , ‘Rus’ was left with his triple double (20+14+11), but without a win.
Right now, the Lakers occupy 13th place in the NBA’s Western Conference with a record of 19 wins and 24 losses. However, the Angelenos are only two wins away from the play-in zone that would give them access to the post-season. In their next matchup, they would take on the Houston Rockets, led by Darwin Hamm, with the worst record in the West and in the entire league (10–33).