WATCH: LeBron James Shows Off Two-Way Prowess; Goes Coast to Coast to Finish Over Stephen Curry

Published 02/28/2021, 9:40 PM EST
Jan 28, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) goes up for a shot against Detroit Pistons center Mason Plumlee (24) during the first quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers finally broke their losing streak in their last game. This has given them a lot of momentum, and that is showing during tonight’s game against the Warriors. Led by LeBron James, the Lakers are bulldozing the opposition in the first half.

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Early in the first quarter, LeBron came out, all guns blazing. His defense this season has been phenomenal, which has led to multiple defensive highlights. Tonight, he converted a defensive highlight into an offensive one, with this brilliant two-way prowess.

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As Draymond Green attempted a pass to Kelly Oubre Jr, LeBron came out of nowhere and intercepted it. The ball fell to Dennis Schroder who smartly tipped it to the advancing LeBron.

There was no stopping him, as he charged to the rim and made Stephen Curry a spectator while he finished the layup over him.

Curry didn’t bother to contest it because he knew he would get mauled over had he tried.

Can LeBron James and the Lakers build a winning streak now?

After the first half, the Lakers had a 29 point lead. LeBron led them in scoring and had 15 points.

He was efficient as well, going 5-7 from the field and 3-4 from three. Although he was leading the scoring, it was a spectacular team effort that presented them with such a lead. This is what they were missing during their losing streak.

Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) positions teammates during the seconds quarter against the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The team was unable to find their bearings and were just lost on both ends. But tonight, they looked much more in sync, and their biggest positive was the role players stepping up.

That is what separated them from the Nets and the Jazz. Their supporting cast has been the main reason for their success, and tonight, the Lakers players raised their level too.

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If the Lakers can keep this form going, they can build a winning streak. The absence of Anthony Davis is tough, but they have the ability to take down most teams in the league without him. They face the Suns and the Kings before the All-Star break, and they can definitely overcome them.

Dec 27, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) looks on from the bench during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

That will give them a morale-boosting four-game winning streak which will help them keep the pressure on the Clippers and the Jazz who sit above them in the Western Conference standings.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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