Los Angeles Lakers registered a thumping win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday with a scoreline of 124-111.
The Los Angeles Lakers have arguably been one of the most dominant teams in the NBA for decades, with a storied history and a long list of championship titles. But after a disappointing 2022 season marred by injuries and chemistry issues, many fans were left wondering if the team had what it takes to compete at the highest level. However, after the recent win, it’s clear that the new-look Lakers are back and ready to make a final run at the playoffs.
The Lakers made major changes in the squad right before the February 9 deadline. They overhauled the entire starting lineup by bringing in young blood. Moreover, the trades are yielding positive results as the Lakers won their first game after the All-Star break against the Golden State Warriors by a convincing margin. Now, with just 22 games in hand, the Lakers are backing themselves for the playoff spot.
Lakers Keep Alive The Playoff Dream After A Convincing Win Over The Warriors
Led by a talented core of superstars that includes LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and point guard Russell Westbrook, the Lakers have looked like a team on a mission in the early part of the season. However, the intent did not last long, as the team collapsed completely. They lost a streak of games in a short span of time which hampered their position at the points table. However, the Lakers are ready to make a final playoff push with a brand-new team.
The purple and gold then acquired D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Mo Bamba in a marathon of trade deals. Further, the new lineup assembled as a group after the All-Star break in just their second game and marched on with a comprehensive win. Facing the Golden State Warriors, the Lakers dominated and managed to put pressure right from the first minute. Malik Beasley, Austin Reaves, Anthony Davis, and LeBron James made meaning full contributions. With the win, the confidence of the Lakers is sky-high, and they are backing themselves for the playoff spot.
Fans Rejoice Hollywood’s Win Over State Warriors
Meanwhile, the fans are elated over the Lakers’ recent win over the Golden State Warriors. They took to Twitter to express their delight and also backed the team to make it to the playoffs. Moreover, LeBron James and Hollywood’s biggest critic, Skip Bayless, applauded the purple and gold for the win over the Golden State Warriors and called them a better team without point guard Russell Westbrook.
With just 22 games in hand, the road to the playoff is indeed tough for the LA Lakers. They must win each and every game with a considerate margin to stand a chance of qualification. But with their new energy and talented roster, they look poised to make a run at the playoffs and championship and bring another title to the city of Hollywood, Los Angeles.