The Los Angeles Lakers faced the Houston Rockets today. LeBron James had to face Dillon Brooks’ bear-poking action again. However, Dillon Brooks made a defensive mistake in the end. LeBron James made two free throws in the last 1.9 seconds. The Lakers relied on this 1 point, 105 to 104. The Rocket Walk and Poke the Bear action failed.
Dillon Brooks’ provocation of LeBron James in last season’s playoffs has become an ongoing topic. This year the two met for the first time. Dillon Brooks choked before the game and continued to poke the bear. The Lakers were defeated 94-128 at the Rockets’ home court. LeBron James only scored 18 points and succeeded in poking the bear for the first time this season.
Today, the Rockets visit Los Angeles. At the last moment, Dillon Brooks made a big mistake on defense. He wanted to steal the ball forward, but LeBron James rushed to the basket unattended. Tari Eason, who was filling in, had to make a foul. Although LeBron James made the first free throw. The second free throw missed, and the Lakers relied on this 1 point to defeat the Rockets. The bear-poking operation failed today.
LeBron James was at full strength again today, playing 39 minutes with 37 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists. Anthony Davis committed 6 offensive fouls in the last 58 seconds, causing the Lakers to almost lose. He scored 27 points and 10 rebounds.
Rockets Dillon Brooks scored a team-high 24 points, and Alperen Sengun scored 23 points and 10 rebounds.
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