LeBron James and the Lakers secured their first win of the season against Kevin Durant’s Phoenix Suns. The Lakers had narrowly lost their first game against the Nuggets, which extended LeBron James’ losing streak against the Nuggets to six in a row.
In the Lakers’ first-game loss to the Nuggets, LeBron James had limited playing time, but he appeared more determined in his post-match interview. During his reunion with Kevin Durant on the court in December 2018, LeBron had a stellar performance that garnered admiration from fans for his skills.
Watch: LeBron James’ clutch plays seal Lakers victory vs Suns
LeBron James was instrumental in the Lakers’ victory over the Phoenix Suns with a score line of 100-95. The franchise’s victory was guaranteed when LeBron scored six consecutive points in the fourth quarter to complete the Lakers’ comeback from a 12-point deficit. LeBron James provided the Lakers with momentum when the score was tied at 87 with his impressive fourth-quarter performance.
LeBron secured the decisive basket with less than a minute left in the game, giving the Lakers a 2-point lead over the Suns. As he has done in the past, LeBron James came through for the Lakers by driving to the rim, sealing the game and making it out of reach for the Phoenix Suns.
As the night goes into the book of LeBron’s wonders, the legend ended it with 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists. In the fourth quarter, LeBron scored 10 points which made the Lakers outscored the Suns 28-11. While the Phoenix Suns didn’t have Devin Booker and Bradley Beal on the court, Kevin Durant had a stellar performance that night by averaging 39 points and 11 rebounds, but his individual efforts weren’t just enough against the King and Lakers.
NBA community reacts to LeBron James’ clutch plays
The NBA community is very excited as they have gotten the opportunity to watch the king dazzle on the court. With huge admiration and trust for the king, there have been widespread reactions from fans and enthusiasts alike following the King’s skills against the Suns. After the game, The Hoop Central tweeted, “LEBRON JAMES CLUTCH,” to acknowledge the clutch skills possessed by LeBron.
According to a post on X by NBA Central, LeBron was recognized as an everlasting embodiment of talents. The post had the caption “LeBron James will never be washed.”
Another fan recognized LeBron with a post on X applauding LeBron for making the most clutch shots in NBA history. The post read, “LeBron James has 845 clutch shots made in his career, the most in NBA history.”
Legion Hoops reminded everyone of LeBron’s age amidst his dominance on the court “Just a reminder: LeBron James is 38 years old….still dominating. Don’t take it for granted.
The fans will get more chances and opportunities to express their excitement throughout the current season if he keeps pulling great performances in games against the Phoenix Suns. What do you expect from LeBron this season? Share with us in the comments section.