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NBA: LeBron James saves the Los Angeles Lakers from another bankruptcy

by archysport

The Lakers have won against the Cavaliers – despite their own error festival over long stretches of the game. LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are there in the crucial phase, while James Harden is back at the Nets. The Raptors tremble against Franz Wagner and the Magic cross the finish line, Miami and Portland win.

Toronto Raptors (3-3) – Orlando Magic (1-5) 110:109 (BOXSCORE)

  • In the first half, the Raptors fans celebrated their rookie Scottie Barnes, in the final section Fred VanVleet and OG Anuoby caught fire – before Toronto almost gave up the victory they believed to be certain. For the most important play of the evening, however, Gary Trent Jr. was there.
  • For the first 36 minutes, the two young teams had a balanced affair, then the home side took over command. Anunoby (10 out of 16 points in the fourth quarter), fired a 13-0 run with several three-pointers that took Toronto away. VanVleet (16 out of 19 points in the fourth quarter) followed suit and Toronto stood at +12 with two minutes to go and close to victory.
  • But there was nothing to lean back. A four-point game by Jalen Suggs and a clutch three-pointer by Franz Wagner were the highlights of an 11-0 Magic run, with a good 6 seconds before the end they even got the ball back with a chance of victory. But Trent Jr. (19) got his fingers on the leather, Cole Anthony was forced to take a half-court shot, which went wrong – Toronto just managed to escape the finish line.
  • Barnes was the best point collector of his colors with 21 points and 9 rebounds, 19 points of which were already one at half time. The Canadian fans used this for “Scottie’s better!” Chants as a swipe at Suggs. Toronto decided in the draft 2021 in 4th position for Barnes, whose good buddy Suggs went to 5 in the Magic.
  • The 20-year-old was also able to convince thanks to a good second half and made his best game so far in the NBA (21 points). Anthony came on 24 points, Wendell Carter Jr. on a double-double (17 and 12 rebounds), Wagner put on 10 points, but only hit 4/12 from the field. His brother Moritz was only used for 8 minutes and brought no points and only a rebound on the scoreboard.

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