“Only before you see a man in the eyes, the bet is official, so I had to look at him, and then I won the man.”
To the delight of his teammates, James still did not face the rim and made a shot. The Lakers’ bench burst into celebration.
Although his extraordinary ability range is wide and varied, for James, the three-pointer that cannot be ignored is not a routine.
Therefore, after making his teammates amazed on Tuesday, James paid tribute to Steph Curry, one of the greatest shooters in the history of the NBA, and his ignorance of shooting has become commonplace.
“Because ten-ninths, it entered Steve.”
The absurd, seemingly meaningless three-pointer was the crowning moment of the Lakers’ 117-100 victory over the Rockets.
After James’ 26 points and Anthony Davis’s 19 points, the incumbent NBA champions improved their record to the league’s best 9 wins and 3 losses, and were unbeaten in the game.
“This situation is crazy”
For the Rockets, this is the beginning of the turbulent 2020-21 season.
After Tuesday’s blowout failure-the Rockets trailed the Lakers by as much as 30 points in some stages-Harden called the team’s situation “crazy.”
Despite the addition of veterans such as John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, the Rockets’ free-flowing offense seems to be out of control this year.
Harden’s own efforts reflect this. The 31-year-old player has won the NBA scoring champion title in the past three seasons, but failed to score more than 20 points in four consecutive games. This is his longest score since 2012.
Harden said: “To be honest, we are not even close to that team-obviously the defending champion-and all the other elite teams there.” “You can tell the difference between the two games.
“Obviously, the chemistry, everything that is brilliant, and just like I said in the last few games. From the beginning of the game, they were just offensive, experienced teams, obviously champions, and the most One of the good teams is in this league.”
Lack one star, lean on another
Due to personal reasons, Kyrie Irving lost for the fourth consecutive game, and the Brooklyn Nets had to rely on another superstar to help them out of trouble on Tuesday night.
Led by Kevin Durant’s 34 points, 13 assists and 9 rebounds, the Nets rebounded from an 18-point turnover in the second half and defeated the Denver Nuggets 122-116 on Tuesday night. .
In the game, Durant surpassed Elgin Baylor, Dwyane Wade and Adrian Dantley in the historical scoring list and rose to 28th.
In Irving’s absence, Nets general manager Sean Marks said that the organization “was aware that a video featuring Kyrie Irving on social media was at a family gathering.”
Marks said: “We are reviewing the situation with Kyrie and the NBA to determine whether it complies with health and safety protocols.” “Due to personal reasons, Kyrie is away from the team.
“His return date has not yet been determined. At the same time, we will continue to focus on our organizational goals. When Carey is ready, there will be a chance to resolve his absence.”
Irving has yet to comment publicly.
More delayed games
At the same time, due to the league’s health and safety agreements, six NBA games have now been postponed this season.
In less than a week, the Boston Celtics postponed the game for the third time due to Covid-19 issues.
The league said in a statement that the Celtics organization’s internal testing and contact tracking have left the team missing the eight Celtics required by the NBA. The original home game against the Orlando Magic at TD Garden on Wednesday. The game was cancelled. court.
In addition, it was announced that Wednesday’s Utah Jazz game against the Washington Wizards was postponed because the Wizards did not have the eight players required by the league. This means that five games have been cancelled since Sunday.