WATCH: Russell Westbrook Slaps LeBron James Several Times in Wild Celebration of Rare Lakers Win

Published 01/18/2022, 8:00 AM EST
Nov 8, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) guard Avery Bradley (20) and guard Austin Reaves (15) celebrate the overtime victory against the Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy- Reuters

The match between the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz went well for the Lakers as they won 101-95. In the game, LeBron James scored 25 points. A scoring performance by Stanley Johnson in the fourth quarter contributed to the Lakers’ victory title.

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Other players like Russell Westbrook contributed 15 points to the team. Finally, the Lakers were able to snap their three-game losing streak with this win. A 37-point loss against the Denver Nuggets in their previous game raised many questions regarding their performance. However, with this game, they showed a great deal of performance that made their show worthwhile.

At the end of the game when players came together to celebrate the Lakers’ victory, we saw Westbrook slapping LeBron several times. It went viral immediately after being posted on Twitter.

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In a dramatic comeback, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Jazz in a thrilling game             

Speaking of Jazz players, Mike Conley was one who made a great impression during the game, scoring an estimate of 20 points. Additionally, Rudy Gobert recorded a double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds for the team. However, it wasn’t enough to compete with the Lakers as both teams were neck and neck throughout the game.

Jan 4, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) celebrates with guard Russell Westbrook (0) as Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) reacts in the second half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy: Reuters

A hilarious moment was captured at the end of the game where Westbrook slapped LeBron several times in a wild celebration of a rare victory for the Lakers. 

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As we talk about players like Austin Reaves and Avery Bradley playing well, Reaves provided a tip-in basket off his own miss that resulted in the Lakers making an upgrade at four. A crucial 3-pointer was made by Bradley in the corner.

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Speaking about the game, Laker players showed a fantastic performance, not only key players, but each individual contributed to the team’s success. As in previous contests, the lakers had a poor time, but through today’s match, they can expect to do better. Westbrook returned to form after not playing well for several games.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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