Los Angeles Lakers superstar Lebron James is playing his best basketball, and fans are impressed by his double-OT daggers.
The Lakers went in double-overtime in the game against the Detroit Pistons. The king played 46:26 playing time and scored 33 points on 13-for-26 shooting. LeBron also added 11 assists and five rebounds.
In the second overtime, LeBron stepped in stronger than ever. The Lakers were ahead by a count of 128-124 and had 34 seconds to play. Hey had four seconds on the shot clock. LeBron hit his 3-pointer and it was his second in the previous 45 seconds. LA got a three-score lead and it was a win.
LeBron walked to the other end of the floor and shook his head.
“I was just ready to go,” he explained later. “I’m 36 years old, and … my heart is not sustainable for two overtimes at this point in my career. I’ve got a bottle of wine at home ready to be opened, and I delayed it for two overtime periods.”
LeBron James discussed his double-OT daggers
The Pistons are 5-18 at this point. They played without Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose. LA had 23 turnovers and gave up a 17-point lead.
“I don’t there were too many frustrating parts in the game,” the four-time champion said after. “There’s things we know we could have done some things better. But we played some good basketball. Listen, we bring out the best in the Pistons. They’ve had two really game vs. us. They had another good one tonight. We give our credit where credit is due. They played well. But we got enough stops and we made enough shots to win the game.”
LeBron was really comfortable with his game.
“I am not quite sure when I felt comfortable enough with it to be able to go to it late in games but just always trying to get my game better, always trying to improve my game,” he said. “A lot of guys, a lot of teams give me space on my 3-point shots because they’re afraid of the drive. So I have the confidence that I can knock those down and tonight was another case.”
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