The lead of the Los Angeles Lakers in their basketball match against the Miami Heat was trimmed down by 6 points during the last 9 minutes of the 4th quarter. The entire audience at the Staples Arena was holding on to their seats to see how this match is going to end between two division leaders of the NBA.
However, then Miami started to miss their shots and could only 6 points to end the night.
This season, Los Angeles Lakers are playing with two of the best players in their offensive lineup and now they are leading the standings of NBA all over with their defense too.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers said, “One thing if your offense is behind your defense then you are a really great team. I am OK with this right now.”
Anthony Davis took the scoring lead of Los Angeles Lakers with his 26 points along with 9 rebounds while James added in his 25 points, 14 of which were in the 4th quarter to win over Heat by 95-98. With this win, Los Angeles Lakers have now gained their 7th win in a row of the season.
Frank Vogel, the coach of Los Angeles Lakers said, “I had really big expectations as to what we could do. We have now a ton of defensive talent and this is because the care factor is really high. It has come together very quickly this season.”
From Miami’s side, the scoring lead was in hands of Jimmy Butler with his 22 points while Goran Dragic scored 19 points for the team. Heat is still leading the Southwest Division despite losing 3 games on their road trip of Western Division.
Up next, Miami Heat will host a game against the Detroit Pistons while the Los Angeles Lakers will be hosting a game on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.