After injuring his finger during the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James was back into the action to help his side beat the defending champions, Golden State Warriors by 13 points. In the starting minutes of the fourth quarter, 'King' James ran into the sideline cameraman, but managed to avoid any complication with his presence of mind.
LeBron James finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and played only 26 minutes as eighth players from the Lakers scored more than 10 points to help James and Anthony Davis save some game time. The Lakers managed a three-point lead to end the first half and extended their lead to 15 points at the end of the third quarter to eventually win the game by 124-111.
At the beginning of the final quarter, LeBron tried to save the ball from going out of bounds and accidentally ran into the cameraman on the sideline. However, the 20-year veteran and the cameraman, both avoided injury scare while James also saved the camera apparatus from falling and kept it away from any damage.
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Talking about the game, Malik Beasley stepped up to register game-high 25 points with 7-of-11 three-pointers after D'Angelo Russell exited the game early because of an ankle injury. Lakers guard Austin Reaves came off the bench to score 17 points with 100 per cent from the field.
On the other hand, Klay Thompson stepped up in the absence of Stephen Curry and finished with team-high 22 points with 4-of-11 from the three and he was followed by Ty Jerome with 20 points, and Jordan Poole with 16 points. With the win on Thursday, the Lakers improved to 28-32, but are still placed at the 13th spot in the Western Conference standings.