Against the Odds: Lakers Pull Off Double-OT Victory Without LeBron James, Thanks to Davis and Reaves

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

In a stunning turn of events, the Los Angeles Lakers managed to pull off a double-overtime victory against the Milwaukee Bucks without the help of LeBron James. Anthony Davis and Austin Reaves played crucial roles in leading the team to a 128-124 win, coming back from an 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 in the second overtime. He had a standout performance with 34 points, 23 rebounds, four blocks, two steals, and two assists in a career-high 52 minutes of play. Reaves recorded a triple-double with 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. D’Angelo Russell also contributed significantly with 29 points and 12 assists.

The Lakers’ trio of Davis, Reaves, and Russell were instrumental in mounting a comeback in the fourth quarter where the Bucks had a commanding lead. Despite some missed opportunities by the Bucks including Giannis Antetokounmpo’s struggles at free throw line ,the Lakers were able to capitalize in the second overtime. This is not their first time surprising their opponents without James as they also secured a one point win earlier this month.

With their fourth consecutive win, the Lakers now boast a record of 40 wins -32 losses placing them ninth in Western Conference just two games behind Phoenix Suns for eighth place .

Sophia Reynolds

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