The German base Dennis Schroder scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter that allowed the Los Angeles Lakers to resurface in the fourth quarter of the game they won on the road 103-114 over the Orlando Magic. Anthony Davis added 18 points and 8 rebounds in his third game after his return from an injury that has set him aside 30 games this season.
With an adverse 80-79 quarter after a slow third quarter, the Lakers’ offensive system came to life late to end their three-game losing streak. Schroder was once again the ship captain of the Angelenos adding 10 assists to his repertoire of key baskets at the end of the clash.
The Lakers outscored Orlando 23-35 in the fourth period, improving to 19-12 in games played outside the Staples Center and 9-20 in those behind after three quarters.
The reserve pivot Montrezl Harrell scored 18 points with the Lakers, who had 54 percent shooting from the field and scored 11 3-pointers.
The pivot Andre Drummond, who continued to start, contributed a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds with the Lakers, while the Spanish Marc Gasol had no minutes to play by decision of coach Frank Vogel.
Davis, who played his third game after missing 30 due to a strained right calf, hit 8 of 15 shots from the field in 31 minutes, shooting from the line of three (1-4).
Vogel said before the game that Davis was no longer under any minute restrictions, and just a couple of days ago an LA assistant coach leaked through an Instagram post that LeBron James is now heading into the final stretch of his recovery.
The eaves Chuma Okeke scored 18 points and made a spectacular dunk on Drummond in the first quarter. The eaves Gary Harris He scored 17 points for Orlado, who has lost six consecutive games and 25 of the last 30 they have played.
Assistant Tyrone Corbin was the Magic’s interim coach for the second consecutive game.
Last Saturday, the coach Steve Clifford tested positive for Covid-19, although he has said he has no symptoms.