Spurs defeat Lakers to snap 18-game skid in first matchup between LeBron, Wemby

Devin Vassell had 36 factors, Victor Wembanyama had 13 factors and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped an 18-game dropping skid, defeating the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 129-115 on Friday evening.

LeBron James had 23 factors and 10 rebounds in his return after lacking Wednesday’s Lakers recreation with a bruised left calf. Anthony Davis sat out with a hip damage after scoring 37 factors and grabbing 10 rebounds within the Lakers’ 122-119 victory over the Spurs on Wednesday.

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Los Angeles was additionally with out D’Angelo Russell (migraine) and Cam Reddish (proper knee soreness). The victory was San Antonio’s first since beating Phoenix on Nov. 2. It was the longest dropping streak in franchise historical past, topping the 16-game skid final season.

The NBA In-Season Event champion Lakers had been taking part in their third recreation in 4 nights. Keldon Johnson had 17 factors and Zach Collins added 16 factors for the Spurs.

Austin Reaves scores 22 factors

The Lakers tried to counter Davis’ absence with a balanced scoring effort. Austin Reaves had 22 factors and Rui Hachimura added 20.

San Antonio raced to a double-digit lead 4 minutes into the sport and had a 49-24 lead on Doug McDermott‘s 3-pointer three minutes into the second quarter.

That 25-point lead shortly light because the Lakers went on a 38-17 run early within the second quarter. Christian Wooden pushed Wembanyama apart for a layup that minimize the Spurs’ result in 66-62 with 19 seconds left within the first half. Wooden’s dunk capped an 8-0 run 88-80 with 4 minutes left within the third quarter.


Lakers: Host New York on Monday.

Spurs: Host New Orleans on Sunday.

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