LeBron James and Dillon Brooks delivered an exciting show at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The rivalry between the two forwards, which began in last season’s playoffs when Dillon played for the Grizzlies, took center stage again in the Lakers’ narrow victory over the Houston Rockets, 105-104.
LeBron received a technical foul for pushing Brooks early in the third quarter and taunted the opponent with gestures and expressions, scoring 37 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists. He now ranks fourth in league history in assists and eighth in steals with a total of 2,208. Brooks, on the other hand, led the Rockets with six successful three-pointers.
In another game, the Oklahoma City Thunder secured their fifth consecutive victory by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers by an impressive margin of 134-91. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Chet Holmgren shone, with Shai scoring 28 points before sitting out in the third period, while Holmgren contributed with 16 points and six rebounds.
In the Phoenix Suns’ 140-137 victory over the Utah Jazz, Kevin Durant scored 39 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and provided 10 assists, sealing the win against the hosts. In the clash between the Boston Celtics and the Memphis Grizzlies, Porzingis decided the 102-100 victory with a phenomenal dunk, making the Celtics the first team to reach 11 wins in the 2023/24 NBA season.
Other Sunday results included victories for the Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, and Detroit Pistons.
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