LeBron James was the closest thing to a bright spot for the Lakers in an otherwise ugly night Tuesday (where they lost to the Hawks 117-113 and fell below .500, not looking like a playoff team in the least).
LeBron James had a triple-double with 28 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds, playing more of the game as a small-ball center than we have seen this season. That said, LeBron had some rough moments too. There was when Trae Young blew past him for a key and-one bucket in the final 90 seconds. Or, on the ensuing free throw, when LeBron was beaten by his man allowing an offensive rebound
During the game, Hawks fans piled on with “Kobe’s better” chants.
The way to silence those hecklers is to win… and the Lakers need to do a lot more of that late or they will be able to head to Cabo for a mid-April vacation, much earlier than the team expected.