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LeBron, Davis ease into preseason action as Lakers edge Suns

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LeBron, Davis ease into preseason action as Lakers edge Suns

QUICK BREAK. LeBron James and Anthony Davis take the floor again just two months after powering the Lakers to the championship.

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After sitting out their first two preseason games, LeBron James and Anthony Davis suit up in the first half of the Lakers’ win over the Suns

LeBron James and Anthony Davis eased into the NBA’s preseason on Wednesday, December 17 (Thursday, December 17, Philippine time) as the Los Angeles Lakers scored a 112-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

James, who barely two months ago led the Lakers to their NBA Finals triumph in Orlando, bagged 11 points with 2 rebounds and 2 assists during 15 first half minutes in Phoenix.

Davis added 10 points with 4 rebounds in 18 minutes on court. Both James and Davis were rested for the second half.

New Lakers signing Marc Gasol added 3 points in a 21-minute appearance. Kyle Kuzma led the scoring for the Lakers with 23 points, while sophomore guard Talen Horton-Tucker had 18 points. 

In other results, the Chicago Bulls dumped the Oklahoma City Thunder, 124-103; the Denver Nuggets ripped the Portland Trail Blazers, 126-95; and the New York Knicks edged the Cleveland Cavaliers, 100-93.

The coronavirus-interrupted 2019-2020 campaign – which shut down for 4 months between March and July – eventually wrapped up in Florida in October.

With the new season tipping off on December 22, it means teams will have the shortest off-season in NBA history.

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel had opted to rest both James and Davis for the team’s first two preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Lakers have been installed as favorites for the upcoming season, strengthening their squad with the addition of Gasol, German point guard Dennis Schroder and center Montrezl Harrell. 


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