With LeBron back, Lakers outlast Clippers in OT 123-120

LeBron James, a well known athlete considered among the to earning athletes of the world and NBA’s one of the top players, a part of Lakers team shows his return with 123-120 beat to clippers in overtime. James had 24 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a 17-game absence due to an injury on the Christmas night win at Golden state. This was his first game post-Christmas after an injury.

”Definitely ecstatic about being back out there with my guys,” he said, ”but being out five weeks, I’m feeling it right now. I wish I could click my shoes together right now and be home in my bed.”

After 25 December, he joined the team Lakers in this play and he made 5 of 7 free throws, four turnovers and zero foul in 40 minutes where he arrived with a shy of triple-double in his first game as he got strained his left groin on the Christmas night win.

Tied 118-all, James scored the go-ahead basket in overtime. He played extremely well in the first match after his return. After the game, the crew chief John Goble told a reporter that, “”a possible or potential hostile act”, the review for hitting the nose of Boban Marjanovic by one of the Lakers players while playing and getting fouled.

He completed the three-point play that kept the Lakers ahead 123-118.

When Stephenson got called for a technical in a tussle with Bradley, Avery Bradley and Lou Williams missed on the same possession and Williams missed a free throw. Moreover, Williams couldn’t get a potential tying three-pointer off in the right corner before the final buzzer.

All the players from the team performed differently and well in order to make the team a win as Stephenson added 20 points along with five three-pointers for the Lakers. Brandon Ingram had 19 points, and Rajon Rondo added 14 points and 13 rebounds. They enjoyed a greater support from the crowd present there.

Williams contributed with 24 points to lead the clippers and Patrick Beverley added 17.

With 35 seconds left in regulation, Tobias Harris hit a three-pointer and tying it at 112-all after the Clippers fought back.

The Lakers led by seven with just under two minutes to play, but the Clippers erased the deficit on baskets by Williams and Marjanovic before Harris scored from near the right baseline.

James scored five of the Lakers’ first seven points in the fourth for a 94-85 lead.

While the Clippers made 5-of-7 free throws in the game to near to 103-101.

The Lakers gained a 14-point lead near the end of the third quarter on Stephenson’s 3-pointer. They outscored the Clippers 33-22 in the period.

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