WATCH: Lakers Game Witnesses Ugly Scenes as Carmelo Anthony and OKC Player Get Into a Fight

Published 11/05/2021, 1:15 AM EDT
October 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Nemanja Bjelica (8) during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers went to war with Oklahoma City Thunder yet again. Like the last game, they led by 19 points at one point. However, the Thunder managed to pull things back with a huge fourth quarter. The Lakers saw their 3 game win streak snapped with this loss as they fell to 5-4.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The first game against OKC was one to forget for the Lakers. Up by 26 points close to the half, they went on to lose the ball game. Similarly, tonight was no different. With the Lakers up 19 points at one point, Thunder kept coming back at every moment. After that, they chose the fourth quarter to attack and took the game.

Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) greets forward Carmelo Anthony (7) who checks in against the Houston Rockets during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Westbrook and Anthony Davis came up big as a duo yet again, scoring over 25 points each. However, it didn’t prove enough as Shai Gilgeous Alexander came up big once again. With frustrations running high, Carmelo Anthony and Dort got into a scuffle.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

WATCH THIS STORY: Sneakers From Adidas and Nike That Kobe Bryant Wore During His NBA Championships Runs

Lakers-Thunder game turns heated

With the game cut close, Westbrook turned the ball over. With OKC calling timeout, the Lakers were defending the inbound. However, while all the players were gathered, Carmelo Anthony and Lu Dort got into a shoving match. They had to be separated as they kept jawing at each other.

Both of them came up big in the end moments as Carmelo Anthony hit two big three-pointers in his efforts to bring the Lakers close. However, it was Lu Dort who sealed the game with clutch free throws for OKC as they took the game 107-104.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Despite the Thunder being up by 9 points in the fourth quarter, the Lakers showed fight and cut it down to a one-point game. However, the heroics of Shai Gilgeous Alexander put OKC in the driving seat. He hit back-to-back threes, including a logo shot to put OKC back up.

DIVE DEEPER

NBA’s Latest Sensation Gives Unpopular Ben Simmons Opinion

about 1 month ago

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Despite combining for 56 points, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis could not get the Lakers home.

The Lake Show is now 1-3 without LeBron this season and they have to play another three games without the ‘King’. Do you think the Lakers can turn things around against the Portland Trail Blazers? Let us know in the comments below.

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Anuj Talwalkar

513 articles

Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT