Lakers score a whopping 150 points — and barely hang on to beat Indiana

Lakers score a whopping 150 points: LOS ANGELES — D’Angelo Russell was unavailable for Sunday’s matchup, contributing to the Los Angeles Lakers’ ongoing challenges with player absences this season.

While Russell has been performing exceptionally well over the past two months, his absence was not notably detrimental to the team.

 Lakers score a whopping 150 points
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The Los Angeles Lakers triumphed over the Indiana Pacers with a score of 150-145 on Sunday. It was the highest score for the Lakers in a regular-time game since 1987.

Anthony Davis contributed significantly with 36 points and 16 rebounds.

The victory helped the Lakers improve their record to 39-32, moving them slightly higher in the Western Conference standings, now just 2.5 games behind Sacramento and Dallas for the seventh spot.

The Lakers exhibited a strong offensive performance and managed to hold off a comeback attempt by the Pacers in the fourth quarter at the Arena.

The game marked LA’s highest scoring in a regular game in over three decades.

LeBron James and Spencer Dinwiddie both played key roles; James with 26 points and 10 assists, and Dinwiddie stepping up in Russell’s absence with 26 points and excellent overall play.

Despite a significant defensive challenge, highlighted by the Pacers’ 46 points in the fourth quarter, the Lakers managed to secure the win. Davis emphasized the need for a better defense despite the offensive success.

With this win, the Lakers are close behind the seventh-place spot in the Western Conference. They face a challenging six-game road trip, which will be critical for their playoff positioning.

Despite their struggles on the road, the Lakers aim to build on their latest victory as they face upcoming games.


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