LBJ sets season-high, carries Lakeshow past Dubs

By Cedrick Fuentes

PHOTO: NBA (Facebook)

Lebron James had himself a career night after scoring 56 points and 10 rebounds to outlast the Golden State Warriors, 124-116, in the NBA Regular Season primetime at Crypto.com Arena, March 6 (Manila time). 

The 37-year-old star shot efficiently from the field, tallying 19/31 field goals including 6/11 in the three point area to help Los Angeles take the lead in the pivotal fourth quarter duel.

"Just desperation," James said, as the win improved the Lakers to a 28-35 record in the Western Conference, good for ninth place. 'We needed this win for sure. It means a lot."

Carmelo Anthony also provided support with his three-point play and a game-sealing trey to snatch the lead, 119-116, with a minute left.

Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole combined for 53 points in their loss.

Karl Anthony Towns, on the other side, went dominant as he finished with 36 points and 15 rebounds to help Minnesota gain a 135-121 win against Portland.

Jaylen Nowell also went to the rescue, tallying 19 points in the final frame alone to help the Wolves get the win.

Going to the East-West matchup, the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies nab their 44th win of the season after smothering the Orlando Magic, 124-96.

Ja Morant listed 25 points while Desmond Bane added 24 points with 10/15 shooting in their convincing victory.

Inside FTX Arena, Jimmy Butler packed the stat sheets as he dropped 21 points with 5 dimes to lead the Miami Heat in a 99-82 win over the Harden-less 76ers.

Tyler Herro provided 21 points off the bench to help his team pull off a 4th quarter surge in the final minute of the game.

Despite a bad shooting night, Joel Embiid still recorded a double-double performance while Tyrese Maxey added 17 points in a losing effort.

In Charlotte, Terry Rozier goes off for 31 points, six three-pointers along with five rebounds, and six assists to lead the Hornets to a 123-117 escape over the San Antonio Spurs.

The Dallas Mavericks also overcame a 19-point deficit to steal the victory against Sacramento Kings in a 114-113 nail-biter. Spencer Dinwiddie took over the game after giving up 36 points with 7 assists.

Dorian Finney-Smith added 17 points and was the game-winner, while Jalen Brunson posted 23 points to seal the game.


Edited by Jostle Doen Pilayre
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