Here are the highlights of the match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers which was scheduled on July 31, 2020 (Local Time)
With the NBA restarting this day, the Los Angeles Lakers go against the Clippers with the final score of 101-103 in favor of the Lakers.
At the start of the first quarter, Ivica Zubac and JaVale McGee were the ones who tipped the ball and it goes to Danny Green’s possession.
The first points of the game goes to the Lakers as “The King” passes it to the paint for an easy McGee hookshot.
After the start of the second quarter, Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers went on fire as he drains two quick three pointers to give his team the lead at 61-55.
That sequence was a part of a 14-1 run by the Clippers.
After that, the Lakers took a timeout.
In the last minutes of the third quarter, Anthony Davis also went on fire as he marked two three-pointers to take the lead at 71-72. After a couple of possessions, he hits a jumper in front of the defense of Patrick Patterson.
It was a nail-biter from the start of the fourth quarter until the end.
In the first minutes of the fourth quarter, the Lakers started a swift run as Dion Waiters hits a three-point shot assisted by LeBron James to give the team the lead at 80-82.
As James brings the ball down, he finds an open Kyle Kuzma who is open in the corner for an easy three-point shot.
After a turnover by Marcus Morris Sr., LeBron James makes a 25-foot three-point jumper off a Dwight Howard assist.
As Kawhi Leonard misses a jumper, Dion Waiters grabbed the rebound then starts a fastbreak. As Waiters orchestrates the fastbreak, he finds an open Danny Green in the corner for a relaxed three-point shot. Giving the team an eleven point lead.
As the game arrived in its final two minutes in the fourth quarter, LeBron James scored a tough lay-up against JaMychal Green. Extending the lead to three at 101-98.
After a tough series of possessions, Paul George hits a cold-blooded three to tie the game at 101-101.
But at the other end of the court, LeBron James takes a shot but misses then gets his own miss and scores. Giving his team the lead.
Paul George tried to seal the game by hitting a three-pointer but misses because of the intense defense that was brought to him by James.
As the game came to a close, AD scored 34 big points, grabbed 8 rebounds and went 16-17 in the line.
LeBron James finished with a double-double as he hitted 16 points and grabbed 11 boards. He is also three assists shy from a triple-double.
The player who came out big from the bench of the Lakers is Kyle Kuzma. He scored 16 points and went 4-7 beyond the three-point arc.
At the other team, Kawhi also produced huge numbers as he scored 28 points and went 3-4 from the three-point line.
His duo, Paul George went on fire this game as he scored 30 points, grabbed 3 steals and hitted 6 three pointers.
The final score of the game is 101-103.