Hachimura ‘fulfills’ mission to replace James…fourth-quarter heroics in win over Portland
Hachimura played 33 minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 13.
19 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the team’s 116-110 victory.
Hachimura 바카라사이트 enjoyed a productive game in place of James, who was nursing a calf injury on the night, and was impressive in spurring a late fourth-quarter rally.
Hachimura’s emergence after missing time with an injury earlier in the season gives the Lakers the ability to adjust James’ minutes again. In some cases, they could even include Hachimura in the starting lineup.
The Lakers have been one of the worst first-quarter teams this season, but Hachimura’s presence on the floor revitalized them tonight.
Anthony Davis led the way with 30 points.
With the win, the Lakers improved to 5-5 on the season.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have lost four straight since James Harden joined the team.
The Clippers lost 101-105 to the Memphis Grizzlies at the bottom of the Western Conference. It’s their fifth straight loss. Four straight since Harden joined the team.
George led the Clippers with 26 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. Leonard had just 14 points. He was scoreless in the fourth quarter. Harden missed 6 of 7 3-pointers and scored 11 points. Westbrook had 12 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.
Harden is averaging 13.5 points, five rebounds and 4.2 assists in four games.
Harden reentered the court with the Clippers trailing by three with 1:55 left and hit a corner 3-pointer to tie the game, but he missed a corner 3-pointer that would have tied the game again with 36.9 seconds left.