Lakers’ 77 first-half points is most since 1997
The Los Angeles Lakers have scored 77 points over the Portland Trail Blazers in the first half alone. Long-time Lakers fans know that this has been the most points the Purple and Gold have scored in a good while, but not a lot of people knew how big this game has been.
Spectrum SportsNet’s Mike Bresnahan gave Lakers Nation and the rest of the NBA an idea of how big this performance has been. And by the looks of things, this game will end up being one of the most epic in recent Laker lore.
The Lakers’ 77 first-half points are the most by the franchise in the first half since getting 78 in February 1997 vs. Washington, according to Lakers PR.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) December 7, 2019
It’s been a dominant show of force for the Lakers this season, and this scoring outburst against the Blazers is the latest testament to their outstanding start to the season. They’re currently at the top of the Western Conference with their 19-3 record, and it’s likely going to be 20-3 when this game hits its final buzzer.
Anthony Davis has been a revelation for the Lakers this season. Since his arrival in the offseason via trade, he’s become the focal point on the Lakers offense. Through 21 games, AD is averaging 26.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists on 49% shooting. He has an incredible stat line of 39 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block through three quarters.
LeBron James is also instrumental for the Lakers’ return to relevance. He has a respectable 27 points, six rebounds, and six assists through three games as well. The rest of the Lakers bench is also playing well around their two stars.
There’s no question at this point that the Purple and Gold should win this game without any problems. With this result in the bag, they can focus on their next games.