The NBA action was amazing on Monday night, including a 3-point career-high from LaMelo Ball. All basketball fans must be excited to know that the competition is getting even better every single night, and there’s still a lot more to see.
The King James Version Of Basketball
LeBron James was on fire as usual for the LA Lakers, and achieved his third triple-double of the season after getting 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists. With that, the Lakers managed to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-112 in overtime last night. This is their fifth victory in a row, they’re clearly unstoppable.
Even with Anthony Davis sidelined due to a right Achilles tendinosis, the Lakers tied their longest winning streak of the season. The overtime was fully dominated by the Lakers, after fighting from behind for much of regulation. Montrezl Harrel added 21 points for the Lakers and Wesley Matthews, who finished with four 3-pointers, got a total of 16 points.
For the Thunder, Gilgeous-Alexander almost matched James’s triple-double, as he got a total of 29 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds, while Darius Bazley and Hamidou Diallo added 21 and 20 points, respectively. Both teams are meeting again Wednesday at Staples Center.
Wizards Stop The Bulls
The amazing night that Bradley Beal had after scoring 35 points helped the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls in a tight match, 105-101. So far, Beal is the NBA’s leading scorer and he managed to hit three free throws in the final seconds, as part of the victory contribution Rui Hachimura scored 19 points and a season-high 10 rebounds, he was turning 23 last night. Russell Westbrook was asked to take some rest on this occasion and still the Wizards improved to 6-15, winning for the third time in six games.
For Chicago, Zach LaVine led the scoring after getting a total of 35 points and Thaddeus Young also tried to help with 14 total points. However, it wasn’t enough for the Bulls, as they lost for the sixth time in eight games. The Wizards will now host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, whilst on the same day, the Bulls is hosting the New Orleans Pelicans.
LaMelo The Next Big Star
Ball has gone nuts once again with a career-high seven 3-pointers. It’s been clear that most people have tried to change his 3-points shot, but the 19-year-old kid has completely refused. Ball said the following, “I’m confident in it and I feel good letting it go. I came here and they tried to adjust it a little, but I’m like, ‘Ah, this is how I shoot.”
The on-fire player finished with a total of 24 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds, and, just like that, the Charlotte Hornets overcame the short-handed Houston Rockets last night, 119-94.
Miles Bridges and Gordon Hayward added 19 points each for the Hornets, who opened the fourth quarter on a 19-1 run. Victor Oladipo tried his best and scored 21 points to lead the Rockets, but it wasn’t enough to even get closer in the score.
As part of what’s coming next for these teams, the Rockets will visit New Orleans as the second part of a back-to-back on Tuesday night. The Hornets are going to visit Memphis on Wednesday night.
Suns Find Some Energy
The Phoenix Suns are shining once again as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113 on Monday night. Devin Booker had a lot to do with that victory since he scored a season-high 36 points while Mikal Bridges added some extra 22 points. Suns head coach Monty Williams has proven to be an important key for the team for the last two season and last night he was pleased with Booker’s performance and stated, “I made a few calls in the huddle, they take away the option and then he just makes a play. His willingness to take big shots is something I really value.”
This is the Suns’ sixth victory of their past seven games. unlike the Cavaliers, who have dropped four straight.