PHOENIX — LeBron James scored 32 factors, D’Angelo Russell had 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a three-game dropping streak, beating the Phoenix Suns 122-119 on Friday evening within the NBA In-Season Match.
James had a stellar efficiency, as soon as once more defying age in his twenty first season, taking pictures 11 of 17 from the sphere, together with 3 of 4 on 3s. He added 11 rebounds and 6 assists in 36 minutes.
Kevin Durant led the Suns with 38 factors and Bradley Beal added 24 — 20 within the first half. Devin Booker missed his fourth straight sport due to a strained proper calf.
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LeBron: 32 PTS (11/17 FGM), 10 REB, 6 AST
KD: 38 PTS (4/6 3PM), 9 REB, 4 AST pic.twitter.com/QYEXgOZUpI
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Austin Reaves made a layup with 9:25 remaining — a part of a 14-0 run — to provide the Lakers their first lead of the second half at 97-96. Reaves added a pair mid-range jumpers within the fourth to assist Los Angeles keep forward.
Cam Reddish had 17 factors, together with a nook 3 on a move from James that put the Lakers up 118-113 with 1:10 remaining. Los Angeles grabbed three offensive rebounds on the place earlier than Reddish made the shot.
James got here up limping after getting fouled within the first quarter, grabbing at his decrease left leg. The 38-year-old star obtained some medical therapy on the bench earlier than returning for the beginning of the second quarter.
He seemed nice the remainder of the night, serving to orchestrate the Lakers’ comeback.
Durant scored 15 factors within the third quarter because the Suns nursed a single-digit lead. Reddish hit a 3 on the buzzer to chop the Phoenix benefit to 96-89 heading to the fourth.
L.A.’s Anthony Davis returned after lacking one sport with a hip harm and had 18 factors, 11 rebounds and 4 assists.
Beal — who was making his residence debut with the Suns — made a layup in visitors on the halftime buzzer to provide the Suns a 63-55 lead after they led by as many as 14. James had 19 factors within the half.
Lakers: Host Portland on Sunday evening.
Suns: Host Oklahoma Metropolis on Sunday evening.