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NBA: LeBron James (33 + 11) pulls heroics to save Marc Gasol and the Lakers after two overtimes

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NBA The Angelenos let themselves go up in the last quarter

LeBron James after scoring the triple that sealed the victory of the Lakers

LeBron, LeBron and always LeBron. That is the argument they cling to Los angeles lakers when the going gets tough, like it did before the Detroit Pistons. The current NBA champions needed the appearance of King James to certify one of his most suffered triumphs of the course by beating the Michigan team for 135-129 after two extensions.

James, which ended with 33 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and four steals, was decisive in overtime with a triple with 38 seconds to go that put the Lakers with seven points in favor (131-124). An income that the Pistons could no longer save as they had done in the last quarter of regulation time, when they turned the score around and left the Lakers at just 18 points.

A triple of Josh Jackson forced the first five minutes of overtime and rewarded the good game of a Jerami Grant who is already the franchise player of these Pistons. The power-wing finished with 32 points, four rebounds and six assists, while Jackson went big in overtime and finished with 28 points on his private tally.

An effort that was about to surprise the Lakers, but that lasted as long as LeBron wanted. The forward took the reins in the second five minutes of overtime and saved the Angelenos from falling in his career by hunting the Utah Jazz in the race for the crown of the West.

If LeBron was decisive, Anthony Davis It was instrumental in keeping Vogel’s team afloat when things looked worst. The power-wing ended the clash with 30 points and five rebounds to his credit, while the German Dennis Schroder also played an important role in the second extension and signed 22 points and eight assists.

For its part, the Spanish pvot Marc Gasol became a starter in Vogel’s schemes again and ended with five points (one of two from the field goal and one of one from the triple), two rebounds, one stopper and one assist in the 20 minutes who was on the court.

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