When LeBron’s hot scoring streak ended, the Los Angeles Lakers’ losing streak started!
When LeBron James was in a zone for the last three games, the personal accomplishments were a showcase within itself.
- In Cleveland, he dropped 17 points (Capped off with a buzzer-beater!) in the first quarter and embarrassed the Cavaliers roster and front office in the last quarter scoring 21 points to finish with 46.
- Then LeBron walked into the toughest arena to win to drop a game-high 34 points while leading the Lakers in a furious comeback erasing a 16 point lead before Tobias Harris’ game-winner.
- In this game, he knocked down his first seven shots (Four from 3 point land!) to score 20 points by halfway through the second quarter. He finished with that total at halftime pulling from everywhere it seemed.
Quietly through all of the hoopla, LeBron added his name again to the Lakers’ record books.
After his 20 point explosion in the first half, James became only the third player in the last 25 years to score at least 20 points in the first half of three consecutive games. The last player to accomplish that scoring feat was the “Icon” Kobe Bryant in 2012.
Also, LeBron set a record for made 3 pointers through 20 games with 55. Most would think with all of these accomplishments, the report would be positive.
Sorry, Lake Show Life Lessons tells it like it is!
While James’ shooting zone lasted two and a half games, boy did it come falling down in the second half against Detroit. After shooting 7-10 from the field, he shot 1-9 the rest of the way finishing with 22 points.
His stat line will look good with 10 assists and 7 rebounds, but the old 2018-19 LeBron James could be seen in this game. He started complaining to the referees, slumping his shoulders when things got out of hand and the Lake Show Lessons series favorite…rolling his eyes at his teammates.
LeBron James should be the front runner for MVP. But it’s games like these that add to resumes. With Anthony Davis sitting out, here’s where James could have used his hot hand to will his team to a win. People look at the final score and would debate this statement. But those people probably missed the part when the game was close at 88-87. That’s winning time and when LeBron should earn the massive paycheck.
Other Los Angeles Lakers websites will claim the team failed to find a scoring partner to take the burden off of James. That’s not true. Read on who did provide a scoring punch for the Lakers!