LeBron and his companions at the break: "They went for my ass"

The King confirmed that in the locker room several companions asked for more involvement after a very bad first half. Davis: "That's what makes us so good."


The Los Angeles Lakers extended their home winning streak to thirteen and did so in Miami, a field where no one had won yet. But in the first part, which ended the Angelino team eight points down, the feelings pointed to something quite different. The locals dominated and the visitors were overcome and at the mercy of the bad game of LeBron James. The star went to rest with 11 points, failing seven of the eleven field shots he tried and losing the ball seven times.

At the end of the game, LeBron James confirmed in an interview that both Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins had approached him in the locker room to throw a little anger at him: "My teammates went for my ass. They told me I was playing so too passive, thinking too much about the game instead of reading and reacting and doing what I usually do. Davis and Cousins took me and told me that I simply had to be myself. So I thought, 'Thank God there are two parts to a match. ”I was able to throw the first and then come back and try to help us win in the second.”

And so it was. In the second part the Lakers traced, especially in the third quarter, with 17 LeBron points and 9 of their 12 assists. Much of the victory is due to the direction of the forward, which in the last 24 minutes was brilliant. Despite the fact that on the first play of the second half Jimmy Butler stole the ball and put the disadvantage back in double digits. "Jimmy came out as if everything was the same and took that ball. I already knew what was happening and I read it wrong, but from there I could do the correct readings," said the star.

The Lakers, who still have three more away games on this East tour, the last one in Milwaukee, feel safe and strong enough to keep the winning streak alive. And by the way the advantage over their pursuers in the West. Right now they have behind their neighbors the Clippers, whom they outdo in three and a half games. Anthony Davis, the other cornerstone of the project, congratulates himself because even LeBron can read the booklet but is doing well: "We all respect each other and have the confidence to approach whoever it is and try to get it started if we see that it is not. The fact that the other listens, that everyone in the team accepts the constructive criticism of other colleagues, that is what makes us so good. "



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