Fortunately for LeBron James, the Lakers responded to their tough loss against the 76ers with a great performance against the Pistons.
LeBron James wasn’t happy after suffering the worst loss of his 21-year career. After the Los Angeles Lakers’ humiliating 44-point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, a visibly frustrated James made brief, monotonous comments in the postgame locker room, emphasizing that his team must make “a lot” of changes to play better. .
Fortunately for James, the Lakers did just that 48 hours later. Los Angeles beat the Detroit Pistons 133-107 on Wednesday, attacking the struggling home team from the opening tip and never looking back.
D’Angelo Russell had one of the best performances of his career with a season-high 35 points and nine assists on 13-for-17 shooting, while Anthony Davis dominated on both ends of the floor. Inside, he scored 28 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Made 9 of 15 shots from the field and blocked three-pointers. James scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists, and Davis and Russell played almost the entire fourth quarter.
After the game, James discussed ways of stars The Lakers responded to the 76ers’ embarrassment.
“I thought we responded well. I thought we played a lot better,” he said, according to Michael Corvo of ClutchPoints. “We gave ourselves a better chance on defense. “We put out a lot of shooters that we thought could shoot from the outside, but we also controlled the paint. “
The win moves Los Angeles to 11-8 on the season, including an encouraging 7-3 in its last 10 games. The Lakers return to the court on Thursday and face an even tougher test when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of a back-to-back.