Lakers star LeBron James goes off for 14 straight points in 4th quarter vs. Spurs
The 14-time NBA All-Star erupted for 42 points in 40 minutes of play time to lead the Lakers to a 121-113 win against the San Antonio Spurs.
It was the Lakers’ fourth straight win and their seventh in 10 games. But above all, the victory enabled them to improve to 15-9 which is the 5th best in the Western Conference as of this writing.
LeBron James scored 14 straight points in the fourth quarter to spark a big run against the Spurs.
Los Angeles faced an eight-point deficit with eight minutes to go, 95-87. But King James took charge of his team. He began the scoring run with a fastbreak layup that cut the lead to six, 95-89.
He then delivered a huge three-pointer at the 7:12 mark that got the Lakers to within one-point, 95-94. At the 5:26 mark, the Lakers finally gained control of the driver’s seat as LeBron James sank a 36-foot long-range shot that gave his team a 99-97 lead.
James also dished out a couple of crucial assists during the run. He found a wide-open Lonzo Ball who then sank a huge trey with 2:37 to go. A few seconds later he passed the ball to a rushing Kyle Kuzma, who finished a transition play with a two-handed dunk.
All in all, James finished the final period with 20 points, which has been the main reason for the Lakers’ comeback.
In 24 games, LeBron’s numbers are simply superb. He is averaging 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.