LOS ANGELES (AP) – LeBron James had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absence of two injured starters for a 117-115 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. </ Zach LaVine scored 38 points, but the UCLA product missed a 17-foot jumper by 4.7 seconds, which would have put Chicago in the lead.
Montrezl Harrell had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the defending NBA -Master who won five out of six. James and Harrell led the way when Los Angeles held back the Bulls with no injured starters Anthony Davis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
The Lakers lead the Western Conference 7-3 despite challenges from injury and several changes in the roster.
« I think we played B, B-plus basketball for the first 10 games, and that’s absolutely fine, » said James. » We’re a team that basically added five parts to the rotation and we’re still learning each other. We get used to different lineups, play different types, and play pretty good basketball. We want to get better. That lets me know we have room for improvement, which is a bright spot. »
LaVine scored 19 points in the first quarter for the Bulls, who lost seven directly to the Lakers.
Dennis Schroder scored 17 points and hit a 3-pointer to the Lakers at 2:39 113-107, but Chicago cut the lead to Garrett Temple’s 3-pointer 37 seconds ahead of 116-115.
James missed an extra long 3-pointer to put the game in Chicago’s hands, but LaVine did missed his contested jumper and his teammates fumbled the ball out of bounds.
« From my point of view he made a pretty good impression, » said Chicago coach Billy Donovan. ‘We wanted that. … I think we got better at the competition. Now I think we have to start getting better and not beating ourselves. The Lakers beat us, but there are things we could have done better that have influenced the game. »
« It was far from perfect, » said Lakers coach Frank Vogel. » We didn’t play our best basketball on the second night of a back-to-back, but we stayed there and competed and did it. »
Cops: Otto Porter Jr. didn’t return in the second half after suffering from back cramps. He played six minutes. … The teams will meet again in Chicago on January 23rd. … Lauri Markkanen stayed home from the West Coast trip because of coronavirus logs.
Lakers: Davis missed his second game of the season and was sitting with a real adductor strain. The big superstar couldn’t break away during pre-game practice. … Wesley Matthews had 14 points on four 3-pointers on his first start for the Lakers. … Caldwell-Pope missed his fourth game in a row with a sprained left ankle.
The teams made their first 30 free throws together before James missed 5:19. Only four games in NBA history have been completed without a missed free throw.
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