MDP Live - Los Angeles Lakers again helpless against the Phoenix Suns. Without Anthony Davis, LeBron James et al had to admit the superiority of the Suns with a landslide score of 90-108.
In the match which took place at the Staples Center, Wednesday (12/22), the Lakers were still not accompanied by Frank Vogel, who was still absent because he had to quarantine in Chicago.
Without Davis, LeBron James as usual bears great responsibility. He scored 19 points in the first half, making 9 of 13 attempted shots. But LeBron does not seem to get good support from his colleagues.
While Carmelo Anthony was sent off in the third quarter. Melo protested strongly against the referee. Because, Melo feels that Jae Crowder has violated him. Melo looked frustrated when the Lakers fell behind and couldn't do much. He only scored seven points in that match.
At the end of the third quarter, the Suns managed to lead by a score of 75-73. This condition makes the team made by Monty Williams comfortable. In the fourth quarter, the advantages of Chris Paul et al were not able to be pursued by the Lakers and ended this match with a score of 108-90.
Booker became the mainstay in scoring with 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists. Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 11 rebounds, while JaVale McGee had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
From the Lakers camp, DeAndre Jordan, who was lined up to replace Anthony Davis, was unable to dispel Ayton and McGee. LeBron finished the game with 34 points, followed by Russell Westbrook with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
This victory, made the Phoenix Suns firmly at the top of the Western Conference standings by collecting 25 wins and five defeats. While the Lakers are stuck in seventh place with a score of 16 wins and 16 defeats.