Lakers superstar LeBron James is pretty serious about winning games. You can tell that by the way he prepares during pregame. The king of basketball got dressed a lot earlier than usual. He was focused on the game, and his behavior was contagious. His teammates were ready to win. And they did. The Los Angeles Lakers won the game against the Denver Nuggets, and LeBron pulled out an incredible dunk.
A dunk for the win over the Nuggets
Before the game, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel reminded his players that the Nuggets are right aft them in the Western Conference standings. This was their big chance.
Los Angeles defeated Denver, 120-116 in
overtime. This was their second win in Denver. With this win, the Lakers got a
four-game lead over the Nuggets heading into the All-Star break.
After the game, LeBron talked about their
success. Every opportunity they get to play in a close game against a tough
team gives them experience. It’s like getting a new lesson every time. This
game prepared the Lakers for postseason games. LeBron knows that things will go
back and forth all the time.
According to him, the game against the Nuggets
was actually a playoff atmosphere. The Lakers are No. 1 and the Nuggets are No.
2 in the Western Conference. Denver is ready to take over the top of the
conference. But, LeBron and his teammates are also ready to stay on their
LeBron finished the game with 32 points and
recorded a triple-double. Nuggets guard Jamal Murray led his team with 32
points too. Davis finished the game with 33 points, including two
three-pointers in overtime.
Lakers guard Avery Bradley said that both LeBron
and Davis were special during the game. That’s what makes them All-Star
players. He also added that they are “some of the best players in the NBA.”
Davis said the same thing when a media member asked him about the best player on the Lakers roster. LeBron is doing a really good job on the floor, and his skills and talent help the team win games.