July 31, 2020, 12:52 amLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James had a tough offensive game but still got the last laugh by hitting the game-winner in Thursday's re-opener, going 6-for-19 from the field en route to 16 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples.
James didn't have the scoring touch tonight but he was there when it mattered, hitting a put-back in the closing seconds to put the Lakers ahead of their cross-town (…cross-hallway?) rivals. Beyond that, he played some superb defense on Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, including on the game's final possession. He was initially probable to play due to a sore right groin but there was never much doubt that he'd suit up. Expect first-round numbers from The King throughout the Orlando bubble slate.