After losing nine consecutive games to the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Lakers finally ended their losing streak and secured a victory against them, which was their first since the 2021 Playoffs.
In the victory, Austin Reaves once again had an outstanding showing, achieving 25 points and providing a career-best 11 assists. At the end of the game, Lakers supporters chanted MVP in his honor, demonstrating their appreciation for his progress.
Fans react to Austin Reaves’ performance
Hit the music pic.twitter.com/nkW2dahWeP
— 𝐊𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐦𝐢 (@papyfaye1) March 23, 2023
Modern day what ?? pic.twitter.com/3P8FdAbfNH
— Confused Houston Fan 🙃😕😐 (@Snyphe) March 23, 2023
The Suns watching Austin Reaves go off: pic.twitter.com/uhPlwpff9W
— Giovanni Rosello (@LuckyGio2) March 23, 2023
Free throw merchant pic.twitter.com/rkV9qD8TOo
— ۟ (@CardsCanyon) March 23, 2023
He’s better pic.twitter.com/e7iGH4mWJz
— INSTA @4️⃣🅿️Fwh0dat (@taefrmnola) March 23, 2023
Please don't ever compare him to my goat ever again that is highly disrespectful yall can compare him to Kobe tho but just don't compare him to Jordan, Reeves is nowhere near Jordan
— Premium_17 (@KiddKwayo) March 23, 2023
On that particular night, the Lakers had two players who scored more points than Reaves. Anthony Davis achieved 27 points, and D’Angelo Russell contributed another 26, resulting in the three players accumulating a total of 78 points.
Lakers move one game within .500
The Lakers’ current record stands at 36-37, placing them just one game away from achieving a .500 record for the first time this season. However, every time they have come close to this milestone, they have subsequently lost a game, forcing them to work hard once again to reach this target. As they prepare for a difficult game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are also competing for a play-in spot, the Lakers will be determined to overcome this hurdle and finally reach the coveted .500 record.
Austin Reaves got the opportunity to start in the game and he demonstrated his worth as a starter after fans had been requesting it for weeks. Unfortunately, LeBron James is still out due to an injury, and it’s unlikely he’ll be back for the OKC game. However, he’s expected to undergo a re-evaluation soon to determine when he’ll be able to return. The Lakers hope to have their superstar back for the end of the season, especially since they have a crucial match against the Los Angeles Clippers scheduled for April 5.
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