Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Lessons from the win against San Antonio Spurs

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LeBron James got hot in the 4th quarter. That’s it. There’s nothing else to be said.

The funny thing about this game was it was actually close at 21-19 after the first quarter. Not because the Spurs were playing well. It was because the Los Angeles Lakers weren’t knocking down shots. Then LeBron James started to get a little bit comfortable in the second quarter when he dropped nine points.

LeBron James played this game like the big kid in AAU tournaments that always had to bring out his birth certificate. After he blew past DeMar DeRozan like he wasn’t even there and had Aldridge smile for the poster pictures, I’ll bet the Spurs was wondering about his age. He’s 35 right?

By halftime, LeBron had 11 points and 4 assists and the Lakers lead had ballooned up to ten points 51-41.

But it was the 4th quarter that LeBron James shut the Staples Center down. He scored 19 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter with an incredible 3-point missile show. Enjoy!


Check out the last sequence when LeBron James absorbed the contact putting him to the deck while his 3-pointer hit nothing but the bottom of the net. That ended a 3-minute span that had the entire arena going nuts. The Los Angeles Lakers’ entire roster was so excited, they left the bench to mob him. LeBron described the feeling after the game via ESPN.

"“That’s what we’re all about,” James said. “Our team, anytime anyone is having success in the game, we cheer like it’s our own. So having that camaraderie, having that brotherhood, even though they’re beating you up, it’s just a pretty cool feeling.”"

LeBron must have been drinking some of what Damian Lillard has been having for the last few weeks. He shot 12-20 from the field, including 6-9 shooting from the land of the extra point, to go along with 9 assists and 7 rebounds.

Lake Show Life congratulates LeBron on winning the Western Conference Player of the month for January. He’s the first Lakers player to win the award since Kobe Bryant back in 2013.

Still don’t know how Damian Lillard didn’t win the award, but let’s move on.