On LeBron James’ Birthday Day, Los Angeles Lakers Overtaken the San Antonio Spurs Youth | NBA.com Argentina

It was a special day for LeBron James: his 36th birthday received him away from home, in San Antonio, Texas, to face one of the most iconic rivals of his career: the San antonio spurs by Gregg Popovich.

Luckily for the King, as much as the youth of San Antonio have done well, their Los angeles lakers they were much more and they were imposed by 121-107, taking control of the game from the first quarter.

The Lakers crack ended with 26 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, a steal and a block On a special night for him beyond his birthday: I achieve the milestone of being the first player in NBA history to baste 1,000 consecutive Regular Phase games scoring 10 points or more.

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Here are the comments of the game live.

First quarter:

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The start of the game was surprising, with the Spurs achieving a 9-2 run and getting many easy baskets reaching the rim to define: the Lakers ‘defense was non-existent against Spurs’ speed.

The Angelenos responded with a 9-0 lead with a Marc Gasol hook in the paint and a counterattack from the Catalan that ended in a conversion by Anthony Davis. With Poeltl adding in the paint, the Spurs tied the game at 17 and opposite Lakers fell the second triple: Schroder for 20-17. More of the German, sharing the court with AD and Montrezl Harrell, stretched the score to 26-17 before Rudy Gay scored San Antonio’s first triple.

The visitors closed the first quarter with a 9-5 run for 35-27: an eight-point lead that they took advantage of by taking advantage of incoming Drew Eubanks’ errors in the definition for the Spurs (0-4 from the field). Schroder and Davis are the game’s top scorers, with 9 and 8 points. The Lakers are making the difference with the triples: 5-9 with 2-2 by Wesley Matthews.

Second bedroom:

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LeBron James and members of the Lakers second unit stretched the lead to 44-33 after the first five minutes of the second quarter, securing rebounds and scoring points the easiest way: from the free throw line. Kyle Kuzma entered with a desire to have a lot of prominence and failed, which Lonnie Walker did not do in front in a fiery moment of four consecutive goals to reduce to 44-37.

LBJ managed to secure his 1,000th game with at least 10 points scored in a row by converting a basket at the low post and Spurs’ response was with a spectacular shot from DeRozan posterizing Harrell at the other hoop. The 48-41 left by Keldon Johnson also going straight to the rim, following an assist from Murray, put Vogel on alert and led him to call a timeout.

Upon returning, a protest by Gregg Popovich led to the Spurs coach’s expulsion and the legendary Becky Hammon was left in charge of the San Antonio team. Taking advantage of the free throws from the technical foul, the visitors stretched the lead to 13 points. DeRozan, feeling the game very aggressively, was in charge of bringing Spurs closer and two conversions by Gay to the counterattack made it 58-53. The problem for the locals was that they could not stop LeBron and Marc Gasol in the final possession and the Lakers ended up adding 5 points in the same action (double of James with a foul and 2 + 1 of Marc after taking the offensive rebound) for him 63-53 definitive of the first half.

Third quarter:

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A LeBron James alley-oop for AD began with the second half of the game and the next two conversions by the Lakers were 3-pointers by LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who suddenly left the game 71-57.

The basket exchange continued with Walker returning to have a moment like the second quarter and bringing the score closer to single digits. Another who remained on fire was Dennis Schroder, with a triple and two doubles that made it 82-69 past the middle of the third quarter. Matthews’ flurry of 3s also returned: two in a row for the former Milwaukee Bucks and a 14-point lead for the purple and gold that already had a different flavor late in the third period. Also, Schroder with another converted 3-point shot and Kuzma with a free throw would stretch to a maximum of 18 points.

However, in order not to be able to say that the game is almost defined, Dejounte Murray revived the locals: 8-0 for Spurs with a triple from the base, a double on counterattack and his assistance for a triple from rookie Vassell, thus leaving things in 92-82.

Last room:

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Wesley Matthews continued his perfect night at the start of the fourth quarter, scoring his fifth and sixth 3-point attempts to hit 18 points fast with 6-6 from the perimeter.

Then the game entered an erratic moment for both for a few minutes and the Angelenos took advantage of it, filing time off the clock to have a 104-88 lead with eight minutes remaining after Markieff Morris’s first basket in the game, assisted by LeBron . Murray’s show continued: the Spurs point guard did not lower his arms and brought his own to 108-99 with 4:29 to play, waiting for the miracle against the champions.

What’s more, with two free throws and a triple from DeRozan San Antonio would be just eight points, but then between Davis and LeBron, the two superstars of the Angelenos, they ended up closing the game after the Spurs have missed some chances .

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