NBA | Lakers succeeds important victory

The stumbling Los Angeles Lakers has been a major victory in the extension in the NBA. Against the Toronto Raptors, the record champion took a 128: 123 on Friday night and thus defended his lead to the New Orleans Pelicans, which in turn won 124: 91 against the San Antonio Spurs.

The Lakers around Superstar LeBron James are in the Western Conference right in front of the Pelicans ranked nine and bangs for the qualification for the playoffs. The victory in combination with the defeat of the Spurs, which are ranked eleven, was therefore double valuable and after last three lost games also necessary.

James was with 36 points best throwers of the game. However, the most important basket achieved Russell Westbrook when he met with less than a second on the clock. Westbrook came to a so-called triple double of 22 points, ten rebounds and ten templates – in this statistics with double-digit values ​​in three categories, the 33-year-old has been at the top of the Eternal NBA Bestist for some time.

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At the top of the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns brought their 57th winning win and the Chicaco Bulls 129: 102. Tracker Memphis Grizzlies conceded Meanwhile a 105: 120 at the Atlanta Hawks, the fourth-placed Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 121: 92. With the Clippers, Isaiah Hartenstein had a strong evening and marked the best value of his team with nine rebounds and eight templates.

The Dallas Mavericks had to give the Philadelphia 76er. At 101: 111 Luka Doncic came to a relatively modest 17 points, international Maxi Kleber remained at six meters. The MAVs benefited from the narrow 116: 119 defeat of Denver Nuggets at the Cleveland Cavaliers and kept their lead to the nuggets that stand in the Western Conference in rank six.