Video: Lakers Bench Amazed as LeBron James Scores Three Consecutive Threes Against Pelicans

‣ LeBron James led the Lakers to a dominant 133-89 victory against the Pelicans, scoring 30 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds, and securing their place in the In-Season Tournament’s championship game against the Indiana Pacers.
‣ The Lakers’ performance was marked by a scoring frenzy with six players scoring in double figures, including Anthony Davis with 16 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
‣ Despite the impressive performance, LeBron James reminded fans that it’s still early in the season and the team’s focus is on improving with every game, not just winning the In-Season Tournament.


LeBron James was on fire on Thursday night, scoring a whopping 30 points, with 8 assists and 5 rebounds. The Lakers’ 133-89 victory over the Pelicans was nothing short of dominant. This win means they’re now headed to the In-Season Tournament’s championship game this Saturday. Their opponents? Tyrese Haliburton’s Indiana Pacers in Las Vegas.

The Lakers entered halftime with a 13-point lead. But the real game-changer was the third quarter. They outscored New Orleans 43-17, establishing their dominance.

LeBron had some standout moments. At one point, he dropped in three-straight threes. Each one was farther than the last. By the third one, the Lakers’ bench exploded in celebration. They were in awe of LeBron’s skill.

LeBron’s on fire, knocking down 3-straight triples in the 2Q. 14 PTS, 5/6 FGM, 3/3 3PM midway through 2. The winner faces Pacers in Championship in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Postgame, LeBron reflected on the team’s growth. “I think we are starting to get a feel for what we need to become as a team to win basketball games, to be consistent,” he said. He emphasized the importance of defense, saying when they defend, they give themselves a chance to win every night.

The Lakers’ scoring frenzy saw six players score in double figures. Anthony Davis posted 16 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Austin Reaves added 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists off the bench.

Head coach Darvin Ham is excited about the In-Season Tournament. He feels it brings a different feel and intensity to the games. “It’s not just a regular-season game,” he said. “The stakes are way higher and you see people in those delicate moments what they are truly made of.”

On the flip side, Pelicans coach Willie Green was disappointed. “Tonight was a total letdown,” he said. “A lack of competitive spirit. Tonight, we took a step in the wrong direction.”

Despite the impressive performance, LeBron reminded fans to stay calm. It’s still only December. There’s a long road to glory. He admitted the In-Season Tournament has been a fun addition, but he’s keeping his priorities straight.

“It’s still December, so I’m not getting too crazy about the whole thing,” LeBron said. “This thing has been great — In-Season Tournament — but it’s still December.”

He sees each game as an opportunity for the team to improve. “We want to try to win that game because we’re a team who wants to get better every single game we go out there, every quarter, every possession.”

When asked about LeBron’s performance, his coach described it as “incredible”. He added, “He’s the ultimate tone setter. He set an unbelievable tone from the start of the game, and his teammates followed suit.”

James Shotwell
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