The duel between the two most lucrative franchises in history was staged in (the NBA) at TD Garden, with James and midfielder Anthony Davis once again leading the onslaught of the fighting champions.
They added 48 points, 21 rebounds, and nine assists, with Davis being the most outstanding with 27 points, 14 balls captured under the boards, and two reps awarded to his teammates’ baskets.
However, neither of them advanced in the end, but reserve goalkeeper Alex Caruso, who in the last game banned his rival Kimba Walker, from scoring the goals that would have given Boston success.
As for the opposing team, strong striker Jason Tatum and goalkeeper Jaylene Brown emerged with 48 points, 21 rebounds and nine assists between them, achieving the best amount of 9-3-30 in that order.
With this victory, coach Frank Vogel’s team added 15 games in which it won and lost six games against Western Conference leader Jazz De Ouha (15-4), who was accompanied by the Los Angeles Clippers (15-5).
The jazz challenge faces the Nuggets of Denver (11-8) this Sunday, and the Clippers measure their strength with the Knicks New York (9-11), Magic Orlando (8-12) against the Toronto Raptors (7-12) and Nets Brooklyn (13-8)) to the Wizards Washington (3-12).
The program was completed with matches between the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-10) and the Minnesota Temple Wolves (4-14), as well as the Philadelphia Sixers (14-6) with the Indiana Pacers (11-8).
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