Imperfect Lakers drop Nets into their own backyard


The defending champions stunned the Los Angeles Lakers, incomplete due to injuries, to the powerful Brooklyn Nets, the favorite to succeed him at home, and defeated them 126-101, in the regular round of the NBA. The Lakers entered the match without their superstars, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who were absent due to injury, but he was compensated with dynamic play and an outstanding shot percentage in addition to a defensive blockade on the host.”Today we were able to compete, we paid, and yes, I can say, this is our best win this year,” said German Lakers player Dennis Schroeder.
In the absence of James, who is crowned with three different clubs in his busy career, and Davis, the Lakers have been among the lowest in the league in the past few weeks. The yellow team missed the “king” for the eleventh consecutive game, while Davis missed the last 25 matches.
On the other hand, Nets also missed his new striker from Houston Rockets, James Harden, due to injury, then lost his star Kerry Irving, who was sent off for the first time in his career in the second half.
And veteran star Kevin Durant was forced to shoulder Brooklyn’s burden alone. In his second game after returning from a muscle injury in his thigh that kept him away from 23 games, Durant scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, in front of limited fans due to the Corona virus protocol, the number of which reached 1,700 spectators at Barclays Center Stadium.
Lamarcus Oldridge added 12 points to the 8-time winner, while Andre Drummond had scored the best, with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Oldridge struggled in his under-basket duels with Drummond, who was finally coming to the Lakers’ ranks to boost his defensive capabilities, while newcomer Blake Griffin was an offensive lost with two orphaned points and his team scored 18.5% from behind the arc.
Before they were sent off in the third quarter for a long fight between them, Irving scored 18 points for Lents and Dennis Schroeder of 19 for the winner.
Ben McClemore added 17 points for the Lakers, who forced Nets to settle for 43.8% of the shot, while Markiv Morris finished the match with 14 points.
“I learned a lot from today’s game,” Drummond said after his team’s victory. “We have a lot of strong guys in the locker room. Despite what we are facing on the opposite side of the field, they go out and play hard. ”
The Lakers made a lead early in the match, but the difference was only four points before Irving was sent off.
“They were physically stronger,” said Canadian Brooklyn coach Steve Nash. We learned a hard lesson ».
The Brooklyn Nets are equal at the top of the Eastern Province with the Philadelphia 76ers (36 wins, 17 losses), while the Lakers occupy the fifth place in the West (33-20).
And the Philadelphia easily beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-93. Cameroonian giants Joel Ambed shined with 27 points and 9 rebounds, while Oklahoma lost its sixth successive.
In Salt Lake City, Donovan Mitchell scored 42 points as his Utah Jazz scored their twenty-fourth successive victory at home, at the expense of the Sacramento Kings 128-112.
Dealer Mike Conley added 26 points to the winner, and Australian Joe Inglis added 20 points after his descent, to overturn Jazz by over 10 points and strengthen its lead in the league.
Jazz became the first team to reach the threshold of 40 wins this season (against 13 losses), and recorded their eleventh victory in 13 games.
And the Phoenix Suns returned to their distinguished results by defeating the Washington Wizards 134-106.
Devin Booker (27 points), Chris Paul (13 points and 10 assists) and focal point De Andre Eaton led to victory (14 points and 10 rebounds).
In Portland, Turkey’s Ennis Kanter set a record for his Blazer team when he picked up 30 rebounds during his team’s victory over the Detroit Pistons 118-103.
To his 30 rebounds, Kanter added 24 points, and teammates Damien Lillard and C.J. McCollum scored 27 and 26 points, respectively.

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