Lakers come back from 19-point 4th-quarter hole, defeat Bucks in thrilling double-overtime victory without LeBron James

The Milwaukee Bucks faced a tough challenge against the Los Angeles Lakers, who managed to secure a double-overtime victory even without the help of LeBron James. Anthony Davis and Austin Reaves played crucial roles in leading the team to a 128-124 win, coming back from a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Davis made a game-saving block on Damian Lillard to force the first overtime, and ultimately sealed the victory in the second overtime. He had a standout performance with 34 points, 23 rebounds, four blocks, two steals, and two assists in a career-high 52 minutes of play. Reaves recorded a triple-double with 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. D’Angelo Russell also contributed significantly with 29 points and 12 assists.

The Lakers’ trio of Davis, Reaves, and Russell were instrumental in mounting a comeback in the fourth quarter, where the Bucks had a commanding lead. Despite some missed opportunities by the Bucks, including Giannis Antetokounmpo’s struggles at the free-throw line, the Lakers were able to capitalize in the second overtime.

This win marks the Lakers’ sixth victory in 10 games without James this season. With their fourth consecutive win, they now boast a 40-32 record, placing them in ninth place in the Western Conference just two games behind Phoenix Suns for eighth place. The Lakers have shown that they can still be successful without their star player James and it will be interesting to see how they continue to perform as they head into their next matchup against another formidable opponent.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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