The atmosphere in Los Angeles is easier, after the drama that lasted more than a year, the gold and purple team returns to victory and is closer than ever to the top positions in the West. So much so that only 4 victories are indicated from the fourth to the thirteenth, so that the next games will be decisive and will mean a war between all the teams involved.
Individuals are starting to make a difference and it seems that the good state of the Lakers needs the attack of James LeBron to take the definitive step that guarantees them a place in the playoffs, something that is closed until the transfer market. the truth seemed to be a chimera. But the departure of Westbrook and the arrival of D’Angelo Russell and Jarred Vanderbilt have changed the face of a team that lives better without the Clippers running point guard.
So much has changed for the Angels that after this morning’s victory against the Thunder, they have achieved something that they haven’t achieved in over a year, with a record win rate of over 50%.
The other side of the coin is Luka Doncic and his Dallas Mavericks. The Texan team hoped he would be a strong candidate to lead the West. Especially after bringing in Kyrie Irving in the transfer window. But far from the expectation, the Mavs team was particularly weak and could not maintain a regular rhythm in the games with the offense entering the activity mode and the defense showing its absence.
In this sense, unlike the Lakers, Luka Doncic transmits the worst feelings to the Mavericks, so if Jason Kidd does not turn his situation of players 180 degrees, they will be left out of the games. Something very difficult for Doncic who, if it were not for the testimony of his team, could aspire to be the MVP.
Thus, in recent years, even in the West, two opposing teams are living things. While the Sharks seem to have woken up from their slumber, the Mavericks are slipping into a dramatic situation away from the playoffs.