Following a huge win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, the Lakers take up another record win on Sunday, and this time by defeating the LA Clippers with a final score of 112-103.
The energy in Staples Center was loud to start the game as both teams appear on the defensive end, however, the Clippers were able to strike first after Paul George hit a couple of jumpers. The Lakers responded by getting two steals and scoring in the open court.
It was a close game, and the Clippers manage at halftime. But eventually, the tandem of Anthony Davis and Lebron James was just too powerful.
Further, James finished the game with 28 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds as he helped end the Clippers six-game winning streak. Even at 35, James continues to get better and it has put him in the conversation for the NBA’s most valuable player.
Head coach Frank Vogel talks to the media on what he thinks it means that the Lakers were able to top two of the league’s elite teams in consecutive games.
“We do keep the regular-season games into perspective,” Vogel said. “There are a lot of factors that go into these games that really don’t matter come playoff time whether you win or lose, but they measure the habits that we’re trying to build. It’s very encouraging to see our guys perform at this level against two of the best team in the league.”
It is the first time the Lakers have defeated the Clippers this season, after they lost to their in-arena opponent on both opening night and Christmas Day.
After an immense weekend that marked them beat Milwaukee and Clippers, there is no doubt. The Lakers are for real and have to be considered as the top in the Western Conference.
With a great weekend, the Lakers will be back in action on Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets. Hopefully, the Lakers will not have some kind of setback after the excellent weekend.