Los Angeles Lakers Win NBA In-Season Tournament in Offensive Victory Against Indiana Pacers

NBA 2023/2024 – In an offensive match, the Los Angeles Lakers won 123-109 against the Indiana Pacers, and won the In-Season Tournament.

Both teams entered this final with a 6-0 record in this In-Season Tournament, and competed to win a prestigious trophy, a check for $500,000 per player. The Indiana Pacers start the game with Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Bruce Brown, Obi Toppin et Myles Turner, Andrew Nembhard being the main absentee coming off the bench. For the Lakers it is also the usual 5 major, with D’Angelo Russell, Cam Reddish, Taurean Prince, LeBron James et Anthony Davis.

As could be expected with the Pacers, who have both one of the best attacks but also one of the worst defenses in the NBA, the match starts with a bang, 34-29 at the end of the first quarter for the Lakers. Anthony Davis (13 points in 12 minutes) dominates in the paint, his team having already scored 26 points in this sector of the game. Although slightly ill, Austin Reaves is also very skillful and reached 22 points at half-time of this final. 65-60the Lakers dominate but return to the locker room without having managed to widen the gap.

The Pacers resist but end up giving in

The success of the two long-distance teams is quite poor in this final, with the Lakers not hitting any of their first 9 3-point shots. This allows the Pacers to stay within reasonable distance on the scoreboard, led by the energy ofAaron Nesmith and D’Obi Toppin and the scoring of Bennedict Mathurin et Tyrese Haliburton. The latter took the opportunity to achieve his usual double double with 20 points and 11 assists. The Lakers led by 11 points several times in the 3rd quarter, but lacked concentration and let their opponents get back on track on numerous occasions.

Indiana comes back to 3 lengths in the last quarter, but the last minutes confirm the general impression of this meeting: Los Angeles outrageously dominates in the racket. 70 rebounds to 43, 86 points in the paint compared to 44 for the men of Rick Carlisleit’s a rout for Indiana’s weak defense. Myles Turner is the best example of this and takes his 6th foul, after being walked on throughout the match by Anthony Davis. 41 points, 20 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks, AD creates a masterpiece and allows the Lakers to win 123-109thus winning the first In-Season Tournament of NBA history! LeBron James is for his part designated as the MVP of the tournament.

2023-12-10 06:40:53
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