Los Angeles Lakers beat Brooklyn Nets 116:103 without LeBron James.
Anthony Davis was the best with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists. The fate of the Lakers greatly depends on Davis’s playing form.
Lonnie Walker’s very high-level performance (25 points, 1 rebound) should be noted and Russell Westbrook, who was also useful, should not be missed. (14 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds).
Brooklyn has no less problems than Lakers. Their dreams of becoming a super team were blown away. First, Harden left the team and they replaced him with Ben Simmons, who could not get into shape. Then it was the turn of Kyrie Irving’s traditional problems and Kevin Durant was left alone again. It seems that only he is focused on the championship. On the one hand, Durant being alone significantly reduces Brooklyn’s chances and on the other hand, it gives us a chance to see what we want to see from Kevin Durant most of all, a single, distinct leadership. Of course, it will take time, it’s still early and it was shown well on the court against Lakers.
Durant has 31 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists.
The balance of Lakers is already 3-10 and Brooklyn is 6-8.