LeBron James now has the second most points scored in NBA history. James’s consistency over 19 seasons is nothing short of spectacular. James is averaging his highest scoring average since 2010 at 29.8 ppg. There is no doubt that when it’s all said and done, LeBron James will have scored the most points in NBA history.
The Lakers loss to the Washington Wizards dropped them from the 9th seed to the 10th seed. The Lakers still have a 3 game lead over the San Antonio Spurs but things could get interesting if the Lakers don’t string together some wins. Only 11 games remain for the Lakers and we still don’t know when Anthony Davis will return. It would be tough for Davis to return for the play-in tournament against the New Orleans Pelicans most likely. The Lakers would need to win 2 play-in games to get the 8th seed and meet the Phoenix Suns in the playoffs.
It’s hard to believe that in any must win game, a team with Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Anthony Davis won’t be favored. This could be a good thing as it can lead to extra motivation for the rest of the team as they are underdogs in playoff scenarios. The last thing this team can do is lose a potential play-in game for 8th seed to the LA Clippers.
Russell Westbrook has played better the past two games averaging almost a triple double and the Lakers need him to be consistent down the stretch. If and when Anthony Davis returns, the Lakers will be the most star studded underdogs in a long time. Will the Lakers rise to the occasion?
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