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Davis was not enough, the “Splash Brothers” are back!


Deprived at the last moment of LeBron James, hit in the knee, the Lakers relapsed Thursday night on the Philadelphia floor (105-87) despite a very good Anthony Davis. In the other game of the evening, Golden State, carried by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and again euphoric at long distance, chained a fourth victory, at the expense of Minnesota (124-115).

Anthony Davis was not enough. In the absence of LeBron James, absent at the last minute after the “King” felt pain in his left knee and was finally rested after participating in the pre-game shootaround, the other usual locomotive of the team gave everything Thursday night against Philadelphia on the floor of the Sixers. However, despite the XXL performance (31 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks) of the All-Star winger landed from the Pelicans three years ago, the Lakers have relapsed heavily (105-87), on the floor of Joel Embiid, also in great shape (26 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks), and his teammates, winners of their third game in a row.

Beaten for the 25th time of the season (for 24 victories), the Californians notably paid a high price for their three-point bankruptcy (6 out of 29), like a very precious Malik Monk lately but completely spent through Thursday (only 11 points, 3 of 13 on shots, including 1 of 6 at three points). If the Lakers can curse their clumsiness behind the line against the Sixers, Golden State, for its part, was able to count on the exercise, and also its first asset, to chain a fourth victory, at home against Minnesota (124-115).

Rain of three points on San Francisco!

And who says big game at long distance from the Warriors necessarily says big performance from his two house gunners Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. For the first time since the return of the second, the “Splash Brothers” had tuned their violins perfectly. (29 points to 10 out of 20 in shooting including 6 out of 10 from behind the arc for Curry, 23 points to 9 out of 16 in shooting including 5 out of 9 in three points for Thompson, author of his best total since he found the floors). The two friends, who had both not returned five three-point baskets or more since the 2019 Finals, have at the same time allowed their team, the second worst team in the NBA in this area over the last twelve games, to set the record straight, with an impressive 21 out of 36 at long distance (5 out of 8 for Wiggins, 3 on 4 for Poole), Thursday against Wolves. Difficult under these conditions for Karl Anthony Towns (31 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists) and his family to hope for anything other than a defeat, on the floor of San Francisco, which had not experienced such a rain of three points for a while.

Thursday, January 27, 2022
philadelphia 76ers – Los Angeles Lakers: 105 – 87
Golden State Warriors – Minnesota Timberwolves: 124 – 115

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