The Dream HUB: You dream it. We create it. Websites, Social Media Marketing, SEO, Content Creation and more! Click to learn more!
Advertisement for Stretch Zone in Las Vegas - FSMLV. com
The Dream HUB: You dream it. We create it. Websites, Social Media Marketing, SEO, Content Creation and more! Click to learn more!
Advertisement for Stretch Zone in Las Vegas - FSMLV. com
The Dream HUB: You dream it. We create it. Websites, Social Media Marketing, SEO, Content Creation and more! Click to learn more!
Advertisement for Stretch Zone in Las Vegas - FSMLV. com
Video Credit: NBA

FSM Recap: Lakers vs 76ers – Game 18 – 2023

www.FranchiseSportsMedia.com

Los Angeles Lakers (10-8) | Philadelphia 76ers (12-5)

 

The Philadelphia 76ers dominated the Los Angeles Lakers, 138-94, to snap the Lakers’ three-game road win streak.

The Lakers vs 76ers played in the Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

Lakers vs 76ers | Franchise Sports Media
Photo Credit: Matt Slocum/AP

After losing to the Philadelphia 76ers, 138-94, the Los Angeles Lakers dropped to 10-8 and 1-1 on their four-game road trip. The Lakers lost by their largest margin this season (44). The 76ers shot 22 of 46 (47.8 percent) from the 3-point line and 22 of 26 (84.6 percent) at the free-throw line. 

We went with our coverages, they made shots,” LeBron James said. “Give them credit.”

James felt out of sync in this one, finishing with just 18 points (8-of-12 FGs), zero rebounds, and five assists. This game marked the first time James had zero rebounds in a game since November 2nd, 2010.

This blowout loss was an all-timer. The 44-point loss is now the worst in James’ career, dating back to 2003. It was also the Lakers’ worst loss to the 76ers in franchise history (290 games in the series).

What needs to change in order for that not to happen again? A lot,” James said without further elaboration.

However, one lone bright spot for the king, James officially spent more total minutes on an NBA court than any player ever, combining over 54,000 regular season minutes with 11,654 playoff minutes, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time list. James didn’t seem all that impressed, though.

That doesn’t mean much to me,” James said.

Anthony Davis didn’t make much of an impact in this game either, as he had a mediocre game by his standards, totaling 17 points (7-of-14 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs) and 11 rebounds.

“It’s one of those games where you just kind of flush it,” Davis said.

On the other hand, the reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid finished with 30 points (9-of-15 FGs, 2-of-3 3s, 10-of-12 FTs), 11 rebounds, and 11 assists for his sixth career triple-double. It was Embiid’s first of the season and his seventh career game with 10-plus assists.

“That’s my favorite team,” Embiid said, noting he learned basketball through Kobe Bryant. “Any time I play against them, you want to get the win. But I do it every night anyways against every other team.”

Embiid has been on a tear as of late, as over the last nine games, he’s been averaging 32.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 7.2 assists.

Adding fuel to the fire, Tyrese Maxey popped off for 31 points (9-of-20 FGs, 5-of-12 3s, 8-of-9 FTs) and eight assists.

Trying to contain Maxey is like trying to contain a Lamborghini,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said.

Lakers vs 76ers at franchise Sports Media. Las Vegas Sports news today from Las Vegas sports teams.

Lakers vs 76ers First Quarter:

It was the start of the Lakers vs 76ers in the first quarter. 

Lakers vs 76ers | Franchise Sports Media
Photo Credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images

Early on in this game, there were no signs of a blowout.

Davis always enjoys going against Embiid and had already totaled eight points on 4-of-5 FGs, all with Embiid defending 1-on-1, while also drawing Embiid’s second foul at the 8:08 mark of the first period. 

Trying to avoid picking up his third foul, Philadelphia came out of a timeout in a zone defense, with Embiid still in with two fouls.

Los Angeles was ahead at 13-11, with Davis going to the free throw line after drawing Embiid’s second personal foul, with things in good shape. However, Philly’s decision to keep Embiid in the game paid off, as the 76ers exploded into a 20-2 run since that point. 

All of a sudden, the Lakers couldn’t get anything to fall on offense after a dominant start from Davis (eight points in three minutes) and trailed 32-19 after 12 minutes. Outside of Davis (5-of-8 FGs), the Lakers were just 4-of-14 overall and 1-of-7 from 3.

Meanwhile, Maxey hit 4-of-6 FGs, and Embiid was 5-of-9.

It was the end of the Lakers vs 76ers in the first quarter. 

Lakers vs 76ers 2nd Quarter:

The start of the Lakers vs 76ers second quarter. 

Lakers vs 76ers | Franchise Sports Media
Photo Credit: Matt Slocum/AP

The 76ers continued to pour it on as Philly’s 20-2 run extended to a 35-12 run. The Sixers were up by 18 points, 43-25, with 8:36 left in the second quarter.

Patrick Beverley was 3-for-22 from 3 entering this game. However, He was now 6-for-27 after his third make in this one. Marcus Morris was also 4-for-12 from 3 heading into this game, and he’s now 7-for-15 after hitting three straight 3s.

So, two veterans who’d combined for six threes all season already had six.

The 76ers couldn’t miss, and the Lakers weren’t providing much resistance. It was getting ugly.

Los Angeles closed the second period with a good stretch to trim Philly’s once 25-point lead to 15 after D’Angelo Russell hit a three and found James for a dunk on a screen/roll dive.

The Lakers scored with ease at Philly’s rim (38 points in the paint), but the 76ers were red hot from 3 (13-of-26) — their season-high for any half.

Lakers vs 76ers at franchise Sports Media. Las Vegas Sports news today from Las Vegas sports teams

Lakers vs 76ers 3rd Quarter:

It was the start of the Lakers vs 76ers in the third quarter. 

Lakers vs 76ers | Franchise Sports Media
Photo Credit: Matt Slocum/AP

Unfortunately, the halftime break did not cool off the 76ers. They’re 16 of 29 from 3 after De’Anthony Melton joined their shooting party, with three makes in the third. 

Los Angeles trailed 87-68.

Philly had only one team turnover at the 6:42 mark of the third period until Max Christie picked off a pass from Tobias Harris on the baseline.

Taurean Prince has been shooting just fine from 3 on the road this season, slightly above his career average (36.9 percent), after hitting his third in five attempts. On the other hand, Prince struggles to shoot at home:

At home: 5-for-28 (17.9 percent)

On the road: 16-for-42 (38.0 percent)

Maxey has picked up some of Embiid’s foul-drawing habits, getting Prince to bite on two of the last three Sixers possessions.

At the end of the third quarter, the Sixers led 98-80.

Los Angeles made two runs in the third but didn’t get closer than 11 points, as Philly was crushing the Lakers at the charity stripe (+10) and 3-point(+30) line.

It was the end of the Lakers vs 76ers in the third quarter. 

Lakers vs 76ers 4th Quarter:

It was the start of the Lakers vs 76ers in the fourth quarter. 

With a back-to-back coming up later this week, there was no reason for James to still be in this game.

The Lakers, down 27 points with just over eight minutes left, emptied their bench and waved the white flag.

They made a lot of 3s, we didn’t,” Austin Reaves stated the obvious postgame. “They beat the sh*t out of us.”

Lakers vs 76ers at franchise Sports Media. Las Vegas Sports news today from Las Vegas sports teams.

The Los Angeles Lakers will now travel to Michigan to take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, November 29th, at 4:00 pm PST. Thank you for visiting FranchiseSportsMedia.com for your Las Vegas Sports news.

 

 

Franchise Sports Media. Las Vegas sports news about Las Vegas Sports teams.

– Jake Ideguchi-Furukawa – Franchise Sports Media

Follow Jake on Twitter @jguchi_

Follow Jake on Instagram @jguchi_

Follow The Franchise on social media

X

Instagram

Facebook

Subscribe to our Official YouTube Channel

Design custom apparel for your employees and customers with Staples Promotional Products
Advertise with Franchise Sports Media
Buy your next car at Centennial Hyundai
Redline Fundraising at Franchise Sports Media