James had 28 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds while leading a late rally for his first home victory with the Lakers, 128-111 over the previously unbeaten Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Kuzma added two huge dunks down the stretch of Los Angeles' second win in two days after an 0-3 start.
Jokic had 11 points and six rebounds for the Nuggets in the first half, but Denver was just 3-of-14 from 3-point range in the first two quarters. The next trip down, he launched another three-and hit it.
LeBron James teams often make moves at the NBA Trade Deadline to make up for any deficiencies in the roster and I would expect the Lakers to do the same this year. Stephenson finished with 12 points.
James joins a Lakers club that has missed the playoffs in each of their last five seasons, the longest playoff drought in franchise history for the 16-time National Basketball Association champions. That was also when James was inserted back into the game, and the spark was lit from there. L.A. won that battle with high-energy team defense and the ability to beat Denver back down the court after collecting defensive rebounds and forcing turnovers.
Without diving into the overall state of his game in March of 2017, it is worth pointing out just how dominant he's looked in his last few performances against the Nuggets as the Lakers could surely use a vintage LeBron performance.
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What the Lakers are good as it going to help them a ton; they push the pace, score a lot of points and drive to the basket a ton. "He was like, 'Good game, ' after the game so I was a little hyped".
"We're very talented offensively", James added. "Very cerebral basketball player".
"We could feel his anger", Lance Stephenson told ESPN's Dave McMenamin of Walton's disposition during the morning meeting at the team hotel. "Every time he's in the lineup, he's getting two, three, four steals, deflections".
"People say, 'Oh he only can play 20 minutes because he has asthma.' No. there's a lot of people with asthma in the league. So for him to take the time out to come watch us play tonight was pretty cool".
With that in mind, let's take a look at a particular set play Phoenix ran against the Dallas Mavericks in each team's opening game last week.