The Lakers had a dramatic comeback against the Nuggets Thursday, outscoring Denver by 33 points in the second half to win going away.
The victory was made possible by another exemplary performance from LeBron James, who moved into third all-time in made field goals the game, passing Wilt Chamberlain in the process. He also produced a number of highlight outlet passes that need three or four rewatches to even begin to comprehend.
On the latest episode of “I Love Basketball”, a Silver Screen & Roll podcast, your hosts Sabreena Merchant and Christian Rivas attempt to do justice to James’ superlative effort, but mostly fall short of the words to describe what he did Thursday, and really all that he has done in a Laker uniform. Instead, they spend their time on the efforts of the Lakers who appear to be actual mortals.
They begin by discussing the defensive effort on Nikola Jokic, and transition into excellent role player outings from Kyle Kuzma, Dennis Schröder, and Montrezl Harrell before finishing up with Talen Horton-Tucker. The 20-year-old announced to the Lakers — and the league — during preseason that he needed to play this season. Given the opportunity to do so over the past three games, Sabreena and Christian get into what it is Horton-Tucker has been doing so well and how he helped change the tide of this game in particular.