LeBron James and Anthony Davis overcame injuries, leading the Lakers to a crucial close contest 105-104 win against the Houston Rockets.
The Lakers quickly went up 7-0 with Davis scoring back-to-back and D’Angelo Russell hitting a 3-pointer, while Dillon Brooks got the Rockets on the board.
Despite a slow start, the Rockets rallied, with Fred VanVleet making two 3-pointers. Meanwhile, Taurean Prince and the Lakers struggled, allowing Houston to build a double-digit lead during the game.
Rockets’ Sengun had an impressive game tonight, scoring 23 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, providing 5 assists, and blocking 1 shot.
He shot 11 out of 16 from the field, and the team had a positive 21-point differential when he was on the court during his 30 minutes of play.
Even in the defeat, Alperen Sengun reached a new height, becoming the youngest player in Houston Rockets’ history to reach 2,000+ points, 1,000+ rebounds, and 500+ assists at just 21 years and 117 days, surpassing Rodney McCray’s record.
Alperen Sengun has become the youngest player in Rockets franchise history to reach 2K+ points, 1K+ rebounds, and 500+ assists in a career at 21 years/117 days old, passing:
Rodney McCray: 24 years/58 days old
— NBArepublic.com (@nba_republic) November 20, 2023
Also, Sengun made another history as he became the youngest center in NBA history with 2000+ points, 1000+ rebounds, and 500+ assists, as per Bradeaux of Clutchcrew.
In the closing moments of the matchup against Lakers, his impressive layup brought the Rockets within one point.
Reaves made one free throw, putting the Lakers up by two. Sengun effortlessly scored again, tying the game with four seconds left.
With 1.9 seconds remaining, James was fouled and made one free throw, securing the Lakers’ hard-earned victory.
The Rockets have suffered their second straight road loss, and their next game is against the Golden State Warriors, who haven’t won in their last five contests either.