The Los Angeles Lakers have recently defeated the Sacramento Kings in a blowout win, 117-92. There is no doubt that this was a necessary win for the Lakers, as they have gone above .500 with a 12-11 record.
This win came as a slice of happiness to many Los Angeles Lakers fans, who undoubtedly didn't expect the team to struggle much this season if at all. In fact, many people believed that the Lakers would be one of the best teams in the league going into this season.
A lot of those fans reacted to the win on social media and celebrated the team's blowout win. What's notable is that the Los Angeles Lakers managed to win the game despite being down by Many lauded the team for getting a convincing victory, but some also added that the Lakers must do this against better opposition as well.
This was a great team effort by the Los Angeles Lakers, and the team had standout performances from not only Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, but also from Dwight Howard and Malik Monk. One of the things that were notable with the Los Angeles Lakers previously is the way that they didn't play as a cohesive unit, but this game could get them started in the right direction.
The Los Angeles Lakers were without LeBron James against the Sacramento Kings, who was out due to health and safety protocols. It is quite possible that the Los Angeles Lakers will be without him for the next few games as well, and they will need to continue to win without him to keep pace with the rest of the league.
Hopefully, we see this team play continue, and it's clear that the Lakers are figuring some things out. While LeBron James missing time will certainly hurt, they should be a much better team when he returns. Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis will have to continue to hold down the fort, and we'll see how they will play without LeBron James.