Ivica Zubac once again proved that his place is in the NBA. The Lakers beat OKC without the services of their best player – LeBron James – and the Croatian center was the key player of the game.
The Lakers won in overtime (138-128) and improved their score (without King James) to 5-7. Kyle Kuzma led the “Angels” with 32 points. Ivica Zubac scored a new season-high 26 points (12 rebounds).
For the losing side, Paul George was the most efficient player with 27 points, and Russell Westbrook had 26 with 13 rebounds and nine assists, but with a low FG percentage (7 of 30).
Westbrook scored all three free throws and the game went into overtime, but the Lakers outscored the Thunder 16-6 to win the game.