AD 35 points, 17 rebounds Lakers overwhelmed New Orleans giving a green light to advance to PO
A green light has been given to the Lakers’ advance to the playoffs.
The LA Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-108 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season at the New Orleans Smoothie King Center in Louisiana on the 15th (Korea Standard Time).
The Lakers were very active with Anthony Davis scoring 35 points and 17 rebounds, and Malik Beasley (24 points, 3 assists) and DiAngelo Russell (17 points and 5 rebounds) supported to secure the victory.
On the other hand, New Orleans fought hard with Brandon Ingram (22 points and 6 rebounds), Trey Murphy III (20 points and 3 rebounds), and Herbert Jones (20 points and 7 rebounds), but lost.
It was an important game for both teams. The two teams had the same record with 33 wins and 35 losses in the match, and were ranked 9th and 10th in the Western Conference, respectively. The ranking could change depending on the outcome of the game. In important games, the Lakers overwhelmed their rivals, increasing their chances of advancing to the playoffs.
From the beginning of the game, the Lakers took the lead. Davis, who returned to his former team, bombed the inside and outside, and Russell and Beasley supported firepower from the outside. Davis broke New Orleans’ defense with 14 points in the first quarter alone, while Russell and Beasley each had nine points. 39-24, an overwhelming first quarter for the Lakers.
A similar trend unfolded in the second quarter. The Lakers didn’t let go of the reins and went after New Orleans. Beasley made 9-0 runs on his own early in the second quarter with three consecutive three-point shots, and Louis Hachimura and Austin Reeves, who came as substitutes, joined the scoring. The Lakers’ firepower was unstoppable, and they simply overwhelmed New Orleans by working hard on defense. 75-40, the first half was over, but the game was already decided 파워볼
New Orleans did well in the second half, which started with an overwhelming 35 points difference. New Orleans went after Jones and Ingram, scoring one after another. New Orleans went after Davis as he rested on the bench. But it was too late to close the gap in the first half. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Lakers wrapped up the game with key players such as Russell and Davis.