With a little support from Dennis Schröder and Montrezl Harrell, the Lakers beat the Magic for the first time since Anthony Davis returned.
The Los Angeles Lakers seemed to have a simple task ahead of them on Monday night: the Orlando Magic were missing some key players, Anthony Davis was hitting shots, and the defence looked as sharp as it had all season. But, as we’ve seen, nothing is going to be easy when LeBron James is out of the lineup.
The Lakers let the Magic outscore them 40-22 in the second quarter after leading by as much as 16 points in the first. Fortunately, the Lakers were able to pull away again in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, and they prevailed 114-103.
In the fourth quarter, Dennis Schröder was at the core of all the Lakers did, making shots from seemingly anywhere on the court and creating plays for his teammates. He finished with a game-high 21 points and 10 assists on 10-of-18 shooting from the floor. He has now recorded five double-doubles this season.
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