Lakers vs Cavaliers: Lakers secure third straight win on road, 76ers hold off Oklahoma City Thunder
LeBron James drives for a layup, steal and dunk as Lakers hold off Cavaliers. Anthony Davis scores 32 points. 76ers hold off Thunder.
The Los Angeles Lakers managed to pull off a hard-fought 121-115 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, earning their third straight NBA road win. The game was a close one, with 16 lead changes and neither team pushing their lead to double digits. LeBron James had a slow shooting night, connecting on just eight of 23 shots, but he was still able to contribute 22 points. Anthony Davis was the star of the game, scoring 32 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and blocking three shots. He played a crucial role in the Lakers' victory. The game also saw the return of Donovan Mitchell after missing four games with a hamstring injury. He finished with 22 points, and Jarrett Allen added 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavs.
In another game, the Philadelphia 76ers managed to hold off the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 127-123 victory. Joel Embiid was the standout player of the game, scoring 35 points and making six free throws in the final 9.8 seconds to secure the win for the 76ers. The Thunder's Chet Holmgren delivered an impressive performance, scoring 33 points and making six rebounds and three blocked shots. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander also scored 31 for the Thunder, but it wasn't enough to secure a win.
The Brooklyn Nets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 112-97 victory over the short-handed Miami Heat. Mikal Bridges scored 24 points, and Cam Johnson added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets. Caleb Martin scored 22 off the bench to lead Miami, and rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 18 for the Heat. The game saw the Heat playing without Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, and they were unable to secure a win after surrendering a 21-point lead in a loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.