WATCH: LeBron James and Anthony Davis Show Why They Are the Best Duo After Exchanging Lobs

Published 11/02/2021, 11:58 PM EDT
Oct 31, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets center Daniel Theis (27) in the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Anthony Davis and LeBron James are the two superstars on whom the Lakers are completely dependent for their championship ambitions. And they have started tonight’s game exactly like expected and are carrying the offense for the Lakers. And they have added their names to the highlight reel with exceptional coast-to-coast and back-to-back lobs to the rim.

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On the face of things, it seems like the teams have avoided playing defense. As both the teams went back and forth in a close game so far. Look at these creative coast-to-coast and back-to-back lobs to kick start the Lakers in the second quarter.

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Key takeaways for LeBron James’ Lakers and the Rockets

Coming into tonight’s game, the Lakers are coming off a victory against the Rockets. So they will look to repeat the same confident display from that game. LeBron was looking forward to tonight’s game after their win last time against Houston. He had a weak display from beyond the arc in a few games before tonight’s game. However, he is 2 for 2 so far tonight (100% FG) so that bad run seems to have ended.

The Rockets will look to improve after a disappointing performance. They missed 14 free throws last game in a 10 point loss. And they turned the ball over 28 times. So the Rockets will avoid making the same mistakes as last time.

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The Rockets have started the first quarter with some early minutes for KJ Martin and Armoni Brooks. Martin was arguably the best player for the Rockets last game in the minutes he got on the floors. He scored 12 points and hence earned himself more minutes on the floor today.

Oct 31, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. (6) in the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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The Lakers have started the first quarter with a weaker defensive display from the last game. So the first quarter saw a lot of highlight dunks and flashy plays. Do you think the Lakers will beat the Rockets twice in a row? Or will the young Rockets get back and take a victory to make the season series at parity?

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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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