The new Los Angeles Lakers’ Big 3 of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook finally saw their first action together on Tuesday night and as to be expected, there were some great highlights and some growing pains.
Davis led the Lakers with 20 points, James added 17 and Westbrook posted a double-double, but the Lakers dropped their fifth straight game in the preseason and second to the Golden State Warriors, 111-99. In addition to Trevor Ariza and Talen Horton-Tucker, who are out due to injury, the Lakers were also without Wayne Ellington, Malik Monk and DeAndre Jordan.
Davis looked to be in midseason form on both ends of the floor as he hit 7-of-12 from the field and also added six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.
James added six rebounds, four assists and three steals in addition to his 17 points while Westbrook finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, but both had serious issues taking care of the ball.
Up next for the Lakers
The Lakers will close out their preseason schedule in hopes of getting their first victory on Thursday night when they travel to Sacramento to face the Kings. Following that will be the regular-season opener next Tuesday when they host these same Golden State Warriors.
Five thoughts on the debut of the Los Angeles Lakers Big 3
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Wesbtrook took the court together for the first time in the Lakers’ 111-99 preseason loss to the Warriors, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come.
The Los Angeles Lakers Big 3 of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook set foot on the court together for the first time in preseason in a 111-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Despite missing Steph Curry and Draymond Green, the Warriors kicked on in the fourth quarter as both teams emptied their benches, led by 18 points from Jordan Poole, while Damion Lee and Otto Porter Jr. added 16 apiece.
Anthony Davis led the Lakers with a game-high 20 points, while LeBron added 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals and Westbrook 10 points, 10 rebounds and six dimes.
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