WATCH: LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis Combine for a Lakers Highlight Play

Published 10/25/2021, 3:06 AM EDT
Oct 22, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) dribbles the ball in the first half against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. The Suns defeated the Lakers 115-105. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


After a dismal start to their season where they lost two games in a row, the Lakers were looking for their first win of the season as they hosted a young Memphis Grizzlies side. Led by an electrifying guard like Ja Morant, the Grizzlies were in perfect form coming into the game.

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With wins over the Cavaliers and Lakers’ city rivals the LA Clippers, Morant and the Grizzlies proved that they might be inexperienced but they do have the firepower to leave an impact on any team.

The game got off to a great start as both the sides battled it out. While the Grizzlies initially did take a lead, the Lakers ultimately edged Morant and Co. with a 29-24 scoreline at the end of the first quarter. The team continued to surpass the Grizzlies in the second quarter as well, but Memphis tried to rally a comeback in the third.

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Although they did come mighty close to a comeback, they could not beat the  experience of the Lakers who ultimately prevailed with a 121-118 scoreline. Given how close the matchup was, this was must-watch and an instant classic.

Lakers’ trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis & Russell Westbrook have an iconic play

In the first two losses of their matchup, the Lakers looked like a disjointed unit of players. This was especially true for their star-studded big three of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.

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But it seems like the three are gaining some in-game chemistry. This was apparent in one of the best highlights in their latest win against the Grizzlies. With LeBron starting off the sequence, LBJ passed it to Westbrook.

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‘Brodie’ who undoubtedly is one of the fastest players in the league could have had a contested dunk, but the former MVP chose to pass to Davis instead who easily flushed the ball for a two points.

Not only was the play effective, it was smart, and it was fast as well. The inclusion of Westbrook is supposed to have a great impact on team pace, and this is apparent in the first three games. If the Lakers big three can continue to carve out such plays reglarly, they will be must-see TV.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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