Correspondent Moon Dae-hyun = The NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, which recently recruited Japanese player Rui Hachimura (24), beat the San Antonio Spurs to provide an opportunity for a rebound.
The Lakers beat San Antonio 113-104 in the 2022-23 NBA regular league home game held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 26th (Korean time).
The Lakers remained in 13th place in the Western Conference with a record of 23-26, and San Antonio, which went 14-34, remained in 14th place in the West.
At the Lakers, Anthony Davis scored 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks, LeBron James scored 20 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists, and Patrick Beverly scored 16 points.
Hachimura, who played his first game in a Lakers uniform, played about 22 minutes and performed well with 12 points and 6 rebounds.
In San Antonio, Keldon Johnson played hard with 25 points and 5 rebounds, but the team lost.
The Lakers, who finished the first half behind by one point at 53-54, succeeded in reversing for a while with Beverly’s performance at the beginning of the third quarter. 안전놀이터
However, Russell Westbrook’s turnover took the atmosphere back to San Antonio. San Antonio maintained their lead thanks to the play of Jack Collins.
The Lakers didn’t give up either. Davis tried to narrow the score gap by continuing the chase with a goal under the goal. Thanks to that, the Lakers finished the third quarter with an 81-82, one-point lead.
In the fourth quarter, the Lakers brought back the atmosphere with consecutive scores from Hachimura and Davis. In the middle of the 4th quarter, James, who had not been seen until the 3rd quarter, scored consecutively to widen the lead.
San Antonio, which gave the flow in an instant, tried to turn around by putting in all of its key players, but the Lakers did not allow Westbrook’s consecutive breakthrough points to pursue.
In the end, the Lakers beat San Antonio by 9 points.