LeBron rebels with 57 points and slows the free fall of the Cavaliers
LeBron James (i), of the Cleveland Cavaliers, defends the ball against John Wall, of the Washington Wizards, in the second half of an NBA game played on November 3, 2017 in the US capital
The Washington Wizards paid the price for the frustration of LeBron James on Friday, when the Cleveland Superstar scored 57 points and led the Cavaliers to a 130-122 victory to stop a four-game losing streak.
The Cleveland team, defeated by the Brooklyn Nets (112-107), New Orleans Pelicans (123-101), New York Knicks (114-95) and Indiana Pacers (124-107), played more aggressive on this occasion, although his perimeter defense continued to show an alarming inconsistency.
The Cavaliers were side by side with some Wizards inspired by the task of their basketman Bradley Beal, who scored 36 points.
Every time the Wizards took over the scoreboard, James shouldered the team to keep him in the fight, also providing 11 rebounds and seven assists.
This is the eleventh time in his career that LeBron exceeds the threshold of 50 points and did it in a masterful task of 67.6% effectiveness and basking 23 of 43 shots.
The “King James” was supported by 20 base cards Derrick Rose, 17 from Jae Crowder and 11 from Kevin Love.
James was just four points away from his personal best in a regular season, the 61 points he scored in March 2014 against the Charlotte team.
The triple champion of the NBA also became the youngest player in history to cross the threshold of 29,000 points, honorific title until then occupied by Kobe Bryant.
In Atlanta, baseman James Harden scored 21 of his 29 cards in the first half of the game and his Houston Rockets beat the local Hawks 119-104, which fit their eighth consecutive loss.
For those from Houston, Eric Gordon and reserve Luc Mbah a Moute scored 20 points each, while Brazilian Nené Hilario contributed with 8 points and 6 rebounds.
The Rockets (7-3) lead the Southwest Division and finished with a 6-1 road trip.
Kent Bazemore contributed 18 points for a Hawks that have eight straight losses after opening with a win in the 2017-18 season.
In Orlando, Justin Holiday scored 19 points and center Robin Lopez added 11 points and 10 rebounds in the Chicago Bulls’ 105-83 victory over the Orlando Magic, who lost the chance to tie the Boston Celtics at the top of the table. Eastern Conference.
The Magic are 6-3, like the Detroit Pistons, both behind the Celtics (6-2).
Evan Fournier led the Orlando team with 21 points and Nikola Vucevic contributed 14 points.
In Detroit, center Andre Drummond scored 24 points and the Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-96.
Drummond, who last year was fatal in the free throws, with an effectiveness below 40%, marches this year with 78% of hits and in this match he scored 10 of 12 from the penalty line.
For the Pistons, Avery Bradley finished with 23 cartons and, for the Bucks, the Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo was the best with 29 units.
In other results, the Philadelphia 76 ers. they outscored the Indiana Pacers 121-110 with 31 cards from JJ Redick; the New York Knicks, 120-107 to the Phoenix Suns; and the New Orleans, by 99-94 to the Dallas Mavericks, who squandered 13 points from Puerto Rican base JJ Barea.