LeBron James has to lead this Lakers team — the Lakers have a net rating of +6.7 when he’s on the court and a net rating of -17.9 when he’s not on the court.
LeBron did it again on Sunday night, as James scored 37 points on 14-for-19 shooting and hit the game-winning free throws to help the Lakers beat the Rockets 105-104 at home.
With 04 seconds left and the game tied at 104-104, LeBron fouled Rockets’ Tari Eason and went to the free throw line to win the game.
The Lakers have a solid 6-4 record in November, and they have LeBron to thank, who had a very productive month: averaging 28.3 points per game and 3.0 true shooting in 9 games this month The rate is 65.5%, in addition to 8 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. He averaged 34.5 minutes per night.
After the game, LeBron was asked about his late game, and he said he is now racing against Father Time, Via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
“Just trying to push the envelope,” he said. “Let’s see how far I can take this thing. I don’t know. I mean, it’s me versus Father Time…
“I’ve been able to play a lot more on my off days this year because of my foot injuries the last few years or whatever,” James told ESPN. “So being able to hone in on everything I need to do instead of having to be off my foot unless We were playing and it kept me in rhythm. I got my bounce, my bounce, my quick reflexes.” Backward twitches and things of that nature. “
Dillon Brooks is once again trying to piss off LeBron — a technique he does employ — but it might not be the best strategy to give LeBron momentum. LeBron said after the game that he likes Brooks’ competitiveness and likes young people like this to “keep me going and I need that.”
Lakers Anthony Davis also had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Austin Reeves scored 17 points off the bench. Alperen Şengün continued his impressive start to the season, leading the Rockets with 23 points and 10 rebounds.