Despite not having Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers continued their winning ways by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime. LeBron James played 43 minutes during which he collected a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists.
This was the second game in a row in which the defending NBA champions needed an extra time to take the win. Previously, it took them two overtimes to take down the Pistons. According to James, such games are a good test for the Lakers.
“Every game is going to be its own challenge. We don’t mind playing games that go down to the wire. We don’t mind playing games where you got to execute. We have that championship DNA, it’s good for us to be tested. I love that,” LeBron said after the game.
“No matter who you’re playing against. Teams take you down to the wire, make you execute. You have to be perfect defensively and offensively in order to win a game. It’s pretty cool. I love it.”
The five-game winning streak keeps the Lakers (19-6) in the second place in the Western Conference, just behind the Jazz (19-5).