LeBron gets 3rd straight triple-double after Kuzma and Howard lead rally
Nov 07 2019
The Lakers improved to an NBA-best 6-1 with a third straight road win, having won six in a row since losing their opener to the Los Angeles Clippers. Riding an epic fourth-quarter run kickstarted by Kyle Kuzma and Dwight Howard, the Lakers pulled away late after losing for almost the entirety of the game.
The score was even at 19 before the Bulls closed the first quarter on a 10-5 run. The Lakers opened the fourth quarter on a 26-4 run.
Kuzma scored 11 of his 15 points in the final period during his third game after missing the start of the season with a right ankle injury.
"Ya lady embarrassed to be with you", James said.
There isn't much to say about things in the first quarter except that it wasn't pretty. He faced up with Kyle Kuzma before drawing Howard.
Compared to your average National Basketball Association player, Anthony Davis didn't necessarily have a bad night. However, since then, he's broken the 30-point barrier three times and scored a season-high 39 points against Dallas on Friday night. Anthony Davis finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots in his return to his hometown.
"We'll have a good rest and we're going to need it before we play Miami", James said. It was the Lakers' sixth consecutive win over the Bulls. Every player except Daniels, Dudley, and Howard registered at least one turnover on the night.
"He's just the ultimate team player, the ultimate team leader".
Kuzma got some help as the Lakers rallied in the fourth.
Cook drained a three-pointer from near the left corner to wipe out the huge second-half deficit as part of a 16-0 run that put the Lakers on top 96-93 with 8:12 to go in the fourth quarter.
The Bulls, who for a long time looked like they might get an upset win, are second last in the Eastern Conference.
After giving up 65 points in the first half, the Los Angeles Lakers started their defensive stand right here with JaVale McGee's block on Wendell Carter Jr.
But no matter who you want to blame, the Bulls will need to find an identity, and fast, if they want to be a competitive team all season.