The defending NBA champions are coming – with their two megastars ready to go with intense duel over Cris Paul and Devin Booker to take the lead in the last 5 minutes of 4th quarter. Lebron James with 11 points, Anthony Davis 10 points, Kyle Kuzma 23 points, Montrezl Harrel 11 points and again Talen Horton-Tucker always impress with 18 points to close the game Los Angeles Lakers 110-107 over Phoenix Suns.
Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton contributed 21 points, Devin Booker 16 points, Cris Paul 4 points, Jevon Carter 15 points and Jae Crowder 11 points.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel said NBA finals MVP LeBron James and All-Star big Anthony Davis will both play in Wednesday’s 7 p.m. preseason game against the Phoenix Suns at the renovated PHX Arena.
“I do plan on playing AD and LeBron some first-half minutes just to kind of get their feet wet,” Vogel said Tuesday afternoon.
James and Davis didn’t play in the Lakers’ two preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Lakers and Suns will round out their preseason schedules against each other Friday in an ESPN-televised game at 8:30 p.m. at PHX Arena, which has been undergoing a $230-million renovation project.
“I just want to see them try and get a rhythm,” Vogel said. “Get comfortable with some of their new teammates and try to get their legs under them a little bit. We’ve been trying to intentionally every day monitor the amount of work put on those guys after the shortest offseason in history.”
“We just want to pick up back where we left off in the bubble, but also enhance that with the new guys. I’m going to do the same thing. Whatever it takes for our ball club to win, I’m going to bring my game. You guys know what my game provides for this ball club and I’m going to produce that every night.”a