National Basketball Association roundup: LeBron, Lakers snap skid


LeBron James strode onto the United Centre court on Tuesday night for the 39th time overall and his first since signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Once again, we will get to see Andre Ingram compete in the National Basketball Association as he received a call-up to face the Chicago Bulls on March 12 from the LA G-League affiliate South Bay Lakers.

As if things could not get any worse for the Los Angeles Lakers, they are now in the midst of a five-game losing streak after dropping Saturday's match up against the Boston Celtics.

However, even LaVine admits being cautious with his knee would be the prudent direction in which for him and the team to proceed.

DeMar DeRozan scored 16 of his team-high 33 points in the first quarter and LaMarcus Aldridge had 10 of his 28 in the third to lead visiting San Antonio past Dallas. Wayne Selden came off the bench to led the Bulls in scoring with 18 points.

NEW ORLEANS - Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points and Milwaukee used a 45-point third quarter to pull away from New Orleans. "We were very in-tune with what we needed to do defensively and our second-unit guys came in with energy and effort", James said.

Woj focused on how the Bulls have a core of players that are 25 years old or younger in Otto Porter, Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine. As a team, Chicago shot 50.0% from the field (41-for-82) and 9-for-18 (50%) from behind the arc before ultimately losing their way in getting outscored 42-25 in the third, and falling 23 points short by the time the final buzzer sounded. I think the [Los Angeles] Lakers need to stop worrying less about their brand and more about their product. Of course, injuries have been plaguing the team recently, and it has also contributed to the decline of the team. It ended a home-and-home series for the Bulls and Pistons with both games ending in a blowout loss for the Bulls. They have to get after it on the boards, too, so that they can dictate a fast paced game. "It felt like everybody got shots tonight".