LA Lakers End Skid Against 76ers Led by Davis and James

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The Los Angeles Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Philadelphia 76ers with a hard-fought 101-94 victory on Friday night. Anthony Davis and LeBron James led the charge for the LA Lakers, overcoming a gritty performance by Philadelphia in the close contest.

Despite a season-high in 3-pointers by D’Angelo Russell, which broke the Lakers’ franchise record, the game was a defensive battle with neither team leading by double digits. The LA Lakers struggled offensively throughout, committing a season-high 21 turnovers, but their defense stepped up in the crucial fourth quarter, holding the 76ers to just 18 points.

Big Performances Down The Stretch For The LA Lakers

Davis had a double-double with a game-high 23 points and 19 rebounds. James, who hadn’t hit a 3-pointer all game, sank a crucial one with just over two minutes remaining to break the scoring drought and extend the Lakers’ lead. He finished the night with a well-rounded performance of 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.

The 76ers, missing their star player Joel Embiid, were led by Tyrese Maxey’s 27 points, most of which came in the second half. Tobias Harris also contributed a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds in his return from injury. However, Philadelphia’s offense faltered down the stretch, ultimately leading to their defeat.

The win marks the LA Lakers’ seventh in their last 11 games and helps them maintain momentum in a competitive Western Conference.