At the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Orlando Magic, winning 96 to 93 in a very close and controversial match until the final shot. Without Anthony Davis and LeBron James, the talents of Kyle Kusma and Dennis Schroeder showcased their potential in the California franchise. As a result, the Lakers closed Sunday in fourth place at the Western Conference. Magic is still in a bad phase, with East ranked 14th.
Kusma shines in last quarter, helping Lakers against magic – Photo: Getty
Schroeder, who was ubiquitous on the court, was the Lakers’ scorer with 24 points, giving up 6 assists and 5 rebounds. Kusma had already stood out from the three balls he hit in the last quarter, giving the Los Angeles team a short break to control the lead, scoring seven points. In the end, the winger finished the game with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. On the Magic side, Dwayne Bacon was the main name with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist.
Next Wednesday, the Lakers will host the Milwaukee Bucks at the Staples Center. At the same venue, Magic will face the Los Angeles Clippers next Tuesday.
Quiet night in Denver
The Denver New Gates Ball Arena hosted the Atlanta Hawks and won 126 to 102. With the win, the New Gates are sleeping in fifth place at the Western Conference. The Atlanta franchise East returns to sixth place. Personally, Jamaican Green was Newgate’s big name in the dual, scoring 20 points, in addition to scoring 7 rebounds and providing 1 assist. Trey Young was the top scorer with 21 points.
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