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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers get their first win of the season in a dramatic final phase

by archysport

The Los Angeles Lakers stopped the negative trend and took their first win in the third game of the season. In the 121: 118 success against the Memphis Grizzlies, LeBron James and Co. had to tremble until the very end in a dramatic final phase. Carmelo Anthony made another jump on the all-time scoring list.

Los Angeles Lakers (1-2) – Memphis Grizzlies (2-1) 121:118 (BOXSCORE)

Anthony became the home team’s best scorer with 28 points from the bank, sank 10/15 of his field worm attempts and ran particularly hot from downtown. With one of his 6 threes (with 8 attempts) he catapulted himself past Moses Malone to 9th place on the all-time scoring list in the third quarter.

In addition to Melo, five other Lakers players achieved double-digit points. Anthony Davis put on 22, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks, LeBron James came up with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. As a team, LA hit over 50 percent both from the field and from a distance (16/30 threesomes). Russell Westbrook showed light and shadow, as a scorer he was inefficient (13, 5/15 FG), his 13 assists and 7 rebounds were compared to 9 turnover.

On the side of the Grizzlies, Ja Morant was the outstanding man who spiced up the game with a lot of spectacle. He scored 40 points (13/21 FG and 5/7 threesomes) and distributed 10 assists – but he also became a tragic figure when he awarded a free throw to potential equalization 1.9 seconds before the end. Desmond Bane added 17 points, Steven Adams came up with a double-double (14 and 16 rebounds plus 6 assists). In a crazy final phase, however, Memphis ultimately missed the third win in the third game.

In the duel between the oldest and the second youngest team in the association, the Lakers’ negative trend initially continued in the first few minutes. Memphis got several good finishes in the zone and LA was up to 10 points behind early on. However, the home side found the right answer. Thanks to a good transition offense and strong passing, LeBron, AD and Co. also came to some points in the zone – that was recently a major weak point against Phoenix.

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