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Lakers Shock Bucks with Double-OT Victory without LeBron James: Davis, Reaves, and Russell Lead the Way

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Lakers come back from 19-point 4th-quarter hole, defeat Bucks in thrilling double-overtime victory without LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a stunning double-overtime victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, despite not having LeBron James on the court. Anthony Davis and Austin Reaves played pivotal roles in leading the team to a 128-124 win, overcoming a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Davis made a game-saving block on Damian Lillard to force the first overtime and ultimately sealed the victory with another block in the second overtime. He had a standout performance with 34 points, 23 rebounds, four blocks, two steals, and two assists in 52 minutes of play. Reaves also had an impressive showing with a triple-double of 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. D’Angelo Russell contributed significantly with 29 points and 12 assists.

The trio of Davis, Reaves, and Russell were instrumental in mounting a comeback in the fourth quarter when the Bucks had a commanding lead. Despite some missed opportunities by the Bucks, including Giannis Antetokounmpo’s struggles at the free-throw line, the Lakers were able to capitalize in the second overtime.

This win is not just another example of how well the Lakers can perform without James; it also marks their sixth victory in ten games this season without him. With their fourth consecutive win, they are now boasting a record of 40 wins and 32 losses, placing them ninth in the Western Conference just two games behind eighth place Phoenix Suns.

By Samantha Jones

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