‘NO LEBRON NO PROBLEM’: Twitter Reacts as Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis Lead Lakers to OT Win vs Spurs

Published 10/26/2021, 11:44 PM EDT
Oct 26, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots a basket in the first half of the game against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports


In tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers, who played without LeBron James, came away with a hard-fought victory. This was a nerve-wracking victory for the Los Angeles Lakers as the game went into overtime.

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In the absence of LeBron, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook turned up. The game was tied at 121, with around a minute to go. It was at this moment that the two star players on the Lakers roster showed the value for their money. They helped the team hold on after making some clutch baskets.

This is how fans reacted on Twitter to this last-minute win for Los Angeles.

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Twitter erupts as the Lakers grab an overtime victory

What does this mean for Los Angeles and LeBron?

Overall, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook provided 68 points combined on offense tonight. Westbrook looked closer to his old self as he drove to the basket more often and with much more confidence.

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As LeBron was not playing, he took over the role of assistant head coach to help the team from the bench in terms of tactics and motivation.

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Oct 26, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) talks to forward Anthony Davis (3) from the bench in the first half of the game against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Nevertheless, this was the first of two back-to-back games for the Lakers. The fans anticipate LeBron’s return in the next game. However, this display of confidence and coming through in the crucial moment is a positive takeaway for the Los Angeles Lakers. The win against the Spurs showed them that they do not need to rely on LeBron James for success.

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Therefore, this flexibility allows the front office some scope to limit LeBron’s minutes to ensure that he remains healthy in the long run through the season.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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