The Los Angeles Lakers are the primary ever In-Season Event champions after defeating the Indiana Pacers (123-109) in Las Vegas. LeBron James’ first phrases after the feat mentioned all of it: “We made historical past. And any time in case you’re on the correct facet of historical past, you are taking it. The primary ever In-Season Event goes to the Lakers. That may by no means be topped.”
To not point out, it is LeBron James himself (the oldest lively participant within the NBA) who was formally named MVP of the match.
NBA In-Season Event: last did not rely for standings
It was the one sport within the In-Season Event that did not rely for the standings, however there was loads on the road: a title, making historical past and, in fact, the $500K particular person prize for every winner.
Anthony Davis had a monster sport with season highs of 41 factors and 20 rebounds on Saturday night time. Austin Reaves added 28, and match MVP LeBron James had 24 factors and 11 rebounds.
The historic trophy is one other for James, who has 4 NBA championships, and made it clear he wished so as to add the Cup to his match.
The Pacers put up a valiant effort, with Tyrese Haliburton including 20 factors and 11 assists for Indiana, Bennedict Mathurin scoring 20 factors and Aaron Nesmith with 15.
The Lakers could have a short while to have a good time, as they put together to tackle Dallas on Tuesday night time and start a three-game Texas road-trip.