Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

LeBron James, Lakers Earn Fourth Win In Last Five Games Against Kings

LeBron James, Lakers Earn Fourth Win In Last Five Games Against Kings

Phoenix interim GM James Jones was a longtime teammate of LeBron's in Miami and Cleveland. "He did right by Tyson as a veteran".

Having Chandler in the lineup and backing up McGee gives the Lakers a whole new look and gives them a genuine presence in the paint all game long.

Chandler won't be the main reason James and the Lakers win a title.

Still, if the reports are true, Jones helped a team in the same division by buying out a player who had played all but one game for Phoenix as a backup, and mentor to rookie 7-footer Deandre Ayton.

Lebron James flirted with another triple-double and Kyle Kuzma came through the final stretch as the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-110, in National Basketball Association action at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, November 7 (Thursday, November 8, Manila time).

Chandler, who is from Compton, Calif., was clearly happy with the change. "Being from here, watching the tradition over the years and then being able to be out here and be in the building".

The Lakers went into the day unsure if starting point guard Lonzo Ball would play after turning his ankle in practice, but he made a decision to give it a go and square off with college rival De'Aaron Fox, who has had a nice start to the season in Sacramento. Chandler seemed like the ideal player to fill that role. Like I told him, I'm going to follow his lead.

A stretch of seven games saw the Lakers not once win the battle of the boards as opposing teams feasted on the glass.

"When you add a veteran like that who has experienced a lot", James said.

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks on the court during a stop in play in a preseason game against the Golden State Warriors at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The only problem was that Chandler was under contract with the Phoenix Suns.

These two teams met in the preseason, and Sacramento fell 128-123 in a game where no Kings starter played more than 20 minutes.

Like this: