LeBron, Russ Outfox Kings While Booker Pushes Suns Past Pelicans

Jonathan Grant | January 5th, 2022

The Los Angeles Lakers are back over the .500 mark following Tuesday night’s 122-114 victory over the Sacramento Kings. And they got their thanks to their two big stars having big-time games. On the one hand, LeBron James was outstanding, scoring 31, including a tough and-one basket with less than a minute to go that effectively ended the Kings’ resistance. Russell Westbrook was also massive, as he produced 19 points and seven assists without a single turnover in the affair. All of that meant that De’Aaron Fox, who had 30, and co. were forced to settle for yet another defeat.

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The Lakers got their third in a row, and that took them to 19-18, and they will hope to continue to move further from that .500 mark in the near future. Elsewhere, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns were also picking up a win on Tuesday night, taking down the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 on the road. Booker had 33 points and came up a rebound short of a double-double in the victory while Miles Bridges kicked in with 23 and Chris Paul had a double-double with 11 points and 15 assists. All five starters had at least ten points and one man, Bismack Biyombo, came off the bench to do the same. It’s that kind of ability to share the load that will make the Suns a major contender deep in the playoffs, you’d have to imagine. Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies stayed hot on Tuesday, too, knocking off the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-104. Morant had 26 in all, but his two with under a minute to go following a steal was the seal on the victory for his side. That’s six consecutive wins for the Grizz, the longest winning run in the league currently besides the Bulls. The Bulls have an eight-game unbeaten run streak going but don’t play again until the seventh.

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