Watch: LeBron James Having the Time of His Life on the Sideline as Lakers Blowout Spurs for Third Straight Win

Published 11/21/2022, 12:43 AM EST

The Los Angeles Lakers hosted the San Antonio Spurs for their most recent matchup. And the Lakers had a good chance of improving their overall record which stood at 4-10 before tonight’s game. And the Lakers blew out the Spurs, with the team’s superstar LeBron James on the sidelines, absolutely hyped at his teammates’ performance on the floor. 

James suffered an injury while playing against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 9 and hasn’t played since then. However, the Lakers were on a two-game winning streak and hoped to increase it to three.

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LeBron James is hyped on the sidelines

Even though James wasn’t playing for the Lakers, he seemed to be having the time of his life as his teammates arguably manhandled the Spurs on the court, especially the team’s backup center, Thomas Bryant. 

Nov 20, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) watches game action against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

With less than five minutes left in the second quarter, the Lakers had a healthy 11-point lead over the Spurs. But clearly, that wasn’t enough when Austin Reaves dropped a pass to Thomas Bryant in the post.

And Bryant decided to electrify the crowd and the Lakers bench by posterizing Gorgui Dieng and throwing down a left-handed slam on him. The crowd came to life with Bryant’s jam and so did LeBron James as he was visibly hyped for his team from the sidelines.

The Los Angeles Lakers eventually took down the San Antonio Spurs by a huge margin, 123-92. Anthony Davis was the team’s leading scorer with 30 points and had 18 rebounds to go along with it.

Seven Lakers players scored in double digits. Russell Westbrook finished the night with a double-double. And even Thomas Bryant almost ended the game with a double-double. He scored 15 points and had 9 rebounds, going 5-5 from the field. 

The Lakers held their ground without LeBron

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The Lakers have heavily relied on James for the team’s scoring so far this season. And when James has not played in the past, the team struggled for the majority of the time. However, this time things seemed to be different. 

With a healthy Anthony Davis in the lineup, he has taken over the scoring load becoming the team’s first option on offense. Even Russell Westbrook has looked out for the team’s betterment by going to the bench and leading the team’s second unit on the floor.

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Lonnie Walker IV has been another reason for Lakers fans to be excited about. After this win, the Lakers are now 5-10 for the season so far, hoping to carry this three-game winning streak into their next game against the Phoenix Suns

Do you think the Lakers can continue this winning streak? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Dhariwal

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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He earned his bachelor's degree in English Honors from St. Xavier's College and his master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism.

Edited By: Veer Badani

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