On Tuesday, an injury alert to Anthony Davis and the absence of LeBron James put the Los Angeles Lakers on a rough start as they try to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in overtime while the Golden State Warriors proved their undefeated force at the beginning of the season.
In this ข่าวกีฬา, we are covering the story of the latest update on the three NBA matches.
Lakers vs Spurs
Laker’s Davis managed to finish with 17 rebounds, 35 points and 4 assists. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook gained 33 points, 8 assists and 10 rebounds as they defeated the Spurs in Texas with a 125-121 victory.
However, the Lakers, already vulnerable without LeBron due to a right ankle cramp, had an injury scare in the fourth quarter of the match when Davis fell into the court embracing his right knee in pain.
Luckily, Davis recovered and came back to the game just in time to aid his teammates to finish the game with an overtime victory.
Lakers head Frank Vogel stated after the match that the squad will monitor Davis’ condition to ensure that he will recover fully.
“We’ll just have to see how sore it is. He just banged knees with one of their players. We’ll see how he responds overnight,” said Vogel.
The Lakers coach was very pleased with how the game turned out and how his side finished the fourth quarter with a dramatic win despite his team’s setbacks due to James’ absence and Davis’ knee injury.
“We never lost belief, even when we were down, that we were going to win the game. We just persevered and got a big road win,” Vogel said.
Warriors vs Thunder
Meanwhile, in Oklahoma City, superstar Stephen Curry gained 23 points as Golden State bounced back to extend their undefeated kickoff to the season with their 106-98 win over the Thunder.
Curry provided the team with four assists and six rebounds while teammate Andrew Wiggins provided 21 points to end it with four wins out of four quarters for the Warriors. Oklahoma City Thunder on the other hand never stood a chance and remained having no wins throughout the four matches and ended up defeated by the Warriors in their own ground.
Warriors head Steve Kerry attributed the struggles of his team in the first half of the game to a poor defensive approach.
Kerry said, “What clicked was getting stops together, we weren’t clicking offensively, but the game started at the defensive end, and we were not ready mentally ready.”
“This is what happens in this league — you try to get up for every game, occasionally you have some letdowns. OKC played a great first half, and did everything right.”
“But we’ve strung together four good wins and heading home we’re in a good spot. We know we’ve got to just keep it going — things can change in a hurry in this league,” he added.
Knicks vs 76ers
On Tuesday, New York Knicks finally concluded their 15-match losing streak against the Philadelphia 76ers, as they claimed victory with 112-99 at the Madison Square Garden.
The 19-point carry by Kemba Walker has put the Knicks on top. French prodigy Evan Fournier completed the victory with 18 points and Julius Randle with 16. The match was the very first victory over the Sixers with the last one in April 2017.
“I was waiting for this moment. It’s the kind of moment I’ve dreamed of since I was a young kid, coming to a Knicks game and seeing how the crowd goes crazy. That was a great moment,” Walker said after the match.
Star Tobias Harris put the 76ers on top as the Eastern Conference winners with a score of 23 points albeit the absence of Ben Simmons, whose status in the team is uncertain.
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