Los Angeles Lakers match-up against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday was definitely full of ups and downs. With LeBron James off-court due to a sore groin, Kyle Kuzma and Anthony Davis lead the team to a well-earned victory.
On Thursday night Kuzma and Davis looked like they knew they had a lot riding on their shoulders. With King James sidelined, it was up to them to perform and emerge victoriously. They most definitely lived up to the expectations and gave the Lakers it’s 116-86 win.
Following a steal by Anthony Davis, Kuzma went full steam ahead on the break. He used a nifty euro step to evade Ky Bowman’s defense followed by a strong finish to complete the highlight.
After a slow start this year, Kuzma has emerged as the third-leading scorer for the Purple and Gold this season. He is averaging 12.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists on 43.3 per cent shooting from the field and 31.7 per cent from 3-point range.
James had been ruled out on Wednesday and coach Frank Vogel said postgame a decision on James’ status would come Saturday morning ahead of a game at Memphis that night.
“Just dealing with some soreness. We’re still two days away,” Vogel said.