LeBron James surely knows how to strengthen his candidature for this season’s MVP. The LA Lakers were without their marquee scorer Anthony Davis as LeBron James stern up his magic yet again to knock game changing double-double with 30 points and 13 rebounds. After dropping the last game in a humiliating manner, LeBron James ensured that the LA Lakers get back onto winning ways as they beat Minnesota Timberwolves in their latest encounter.
LeBron James was helped by Dennis Schroder who knocked 24 points and Montrezl Harrell who came off the bench to add 17. Marc Gasol, who has found it difficult to get onto the scoring sheet in this season, too scored 11 points for the LA Lakers. Talking about the Timberwolves, they were led by #1 pick of the 2020 NBA Draft Anthony Edwards, who knocked 28 points.
LeBron James leads LA Lakers past Timberwolves dropping game-high 30 points
Edwards, the first overall pick in the draft, hit his fourth and fifth 3-pointers of the game to cut the lead to 105-100 with 3:28 to go. Edwards was called for a charging foul on James, knocking the four-time league MVP over and negating a runner in the lane with 2:57 left and the Timberwolves never got any closer.
The Lakers played the first of what will be several games in a row without seven-time All-Star Anthony Davis, who was shelved with an injury to his Achilles tendon. He aggravated it in a loss at Denver on Sunday that ended the Lakers’ seven-game winning streak.
Having said that, Davis is unlikely to return before the All-Star break, coach Frank Vogel said. The cautious approach means Davis, whose official diagnosis is a right calf strain, would miss at least eight more games. This was his sixth absence in 29 games this season.