Can the feat caused by LeBron James become the turning point for the Lakers? They’ll have to prove it – The Athletic

DETROIT – Under a barrage of boos, LeBron James walked out of a court still marked with blood spewing from the open wound of his clenched fist.

Where is the bottom for these? Lakers?

When James goes to the dressing room – in the wake of a miracle in which bleeding Piston center Isaiah Stewart made some run-ins for the Lakers superstar – he left behind a team that seemed to be in disarray. The Lakers have been blown away by a rebuilding Pistons team with just four wins, and now their leader has sparked an intense game with a diabolical but arguably most reckless blow.

James was fired for the second time in his career. The Pistons gave them a 17-point lead. And after that …

Similar in the movie will be someone appearing to fall off the bridge only to be saved at the last moment. A hand shot up from a grave.

For the real-life Lakers, it was the relentless onslaught of Russell Westbrook. It was the suffocating protection of Anthony Davis.

How many times this season have the Lakers needed two additional members of their big trio to assist in James’ absence? On Sunday, under truly dire circumstances, they served, overwhelming the youthful Pistons to lift the Lakers to a 121-116 win at Little Caesars Arena.

The Lakers were 15 behind when they regrouped on the bench at the end of the third quarter.

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