Faded LeBron Melo Lakers Lost in Chicago
The Lakers lost to Chicago after a neck-and-neck race.
The LA Lakers lost 110-115 against the Chicago Bulls in the 2021-2022 NBA regular league at United Center in Illinois on the 20th (Korea Standard Time).
Best friends LeBron James (31 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 assists) and Carmelo Anthony (21 points and 5 rebounds) also played their part, while Russell Westbrook (20 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists) and Izea Thomas (13 points and 2 rebounds). However, he lacked concentration at the end of the game. With 16 wins and 15 losses, the Lakers fell to joint sixth place in the Western Conference.
At the beginning of the game, D’Andre Jordan scored consecutive points under the basket for the Lakers. Westbrook and Thomas then succeeded in attacking, but failed to stop Capital Tegreen and Dermadrojan and took the lead. The Lakers, who were hit by Ronzo Ball and Nikola Busevich, were dragged 22-28.
In the second quarter, the Lakers fought back with James at the forefront. Trevor Ariza balanced the game by shooting support shots from the outside. However, Bussevich and Alex Caruso lost points and failed to turn the tables. Later, James and Westbrook scored to solve the attack, but they gave up consecutive points to DeRozan to finish the first half 59-61.
In the second half, the Lakers finally took the lead. James steadily scored, and Thomas also scored consecutive points. Chicago used DeRozan to catch up, but James took the lead in the attack and did not give up the lead. The Lakers, who added Wayne Allington and Westbrook’s points, finished the third quarter 84-83.
The neck-and-neck race continued in the fourth quarter. When Lakers Jordan and Rajon Rondo succeeded in attacking Altoran, Chicago responded with DeRozan’s score. The Lakers couldn’t control DeRozan, who had scored consecutive points but gained momentum. At the end of the game, he even lost a decisive offensive rebound and knelt down to Chicago, giving up a decisive free throw to DeRozan.
Meanwhile, Chicago’s ace DeRozan (38 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists) played a one-man show and became the top contributor to the victory, while Busevic (19 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists) and Karuso (17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists) also helped. Chicago, which has won three consecutive games, maintained its second place in the Eastern Conference (18 wins and 10 losses).