The Los Angeles Lakers were able to sneak out of Chicago with a comeback win. Here are three takeaways from a hard-fought win in the Windy City.
After starting out their road trip with wins over the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers faced what looked like their easiest game of the road trip on Tuesday night.
While the Chicago Bulls might not be a good team this season, they were certainly a motivated group to start this game. Chicago was able to jump the Lakers early on, and it appeared like the Lakers were going to have their winning streak snapped.
The Bulls won both the first and second quarters of this game, as they entered halftime with a 17-point lead. Usually, a sizable lead like that is enough to get the job done. However, a lot of credit has to go to the Lakers for never giving up in this one.
Los Angeles has been a very good third-quarter team this season, and we saw them begin to chip away at the lead in the third. The Lakers won that quarter by four points. With the Bulls up 13 going into the fourth, it looked like the Lakers didn’t have enough time to get this win. However, with one of their best quarters of the season, the Lakers ended up winning rather comfortably.
The Lakers went on to win the fourth quarter by a score of 38-19. Everything went right for the Lakers, as great defense led to easy offense. While this wasn’t the best game from start to finish for the Lakers, this was a great comeback win. Over the course of a long season, games like this are going to happen. However, it is great to see that the Lakers were able to come out with a win.
Here are three takeaways from the win.