Weather in Los Angeles times. While the dream of entering the arrival of Anthony Davis from New Orleans, in a mega transfer attempting to include more than 10 players, seems to be cooling, the Lakers suffered a severe defeat against Indiana by 136 to 94, in What was the most humiliating fall in LeBron James' career in the NBA.
Native American domination was unified and never allowed to enter a single figure since the beginning of the second quarter. Pacers, who got an income in favor of 46 goals (136-90 two minutes from closing), come from receiving a blow after the injury of his figure Victor Oladipo, who will miss the rest of the season. And they had an inspired Bojan Bogdanovic who contributed 24 points and 5 assists, and with surfer Myles Turner, who had a number of 22 points and 4 blocks.
The week was already busy for the Lakerswhich LeBron wants to receive good news from the market. The final bid for the delegation led by Magic Johnson to stay with Anthony Davis, Solomon Hill and Elfrid Payton included the session of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ivica Zubac, as well as future choice of the draft. But this package does not work enough to seduce the pelicans.
Anthony Davis said he would go to the pelicans, missing out on the last 8 games and in doubt about the next. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)
This name dance may also have had its psychological effect on performance against Indianasince most of the players this Tuesday had on the Lakers jersey were mentioned in this operation, which includes an instant movement and the certainty that they are not taken into account for the reconstruction of a team wishing to be a master. In any case, the uncertainty climate can only be maintained until Thursday, the deadline for performing transfers between teams.
The 42 point defeat moves the Lakers away from the playoffs. With 27 wins and the same number of defeats, he takes the tenth place and is three victories from his neighbor, Los Angeles Clippers, until today the owner of the eighth place. On the eve of the All-Star Game (February 17 in Charlotte), the Lakers are expected three times on the road: the classic against Boston on Thursday against Philadelphia on Sunday and against Atlanta on Tuesday.
LeBron James flies to the basket before the defense of Myles Turner. (Reuters)
This link in Indiana was the worst defeat in the LeBron regular season seasonwho outperformed the two by 35 points, he endured against Golden State (126-91 in 2017) and against Detroit (109-74 in 2007) while still playing in Cleveland. He also lost twice with 36 in the playoffs: against Washington (108-72 in 2008) and against San Antonio (113-77 in 2013), in the third game of the final, which he finally won with Miami, with 7 points from Manu Ginobili.
The positive note to King James was with his 18 points became the fifth player in history to break the 32,000 point barrier In regular season of the NBA, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643) and Michael Jordan (32,292), and the youngest to achieve it by 34 years and 7 days.