Published: Sun, November 18, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Tyson Chandler says he chose to sign with Lakers over Warriors

Tyson Chandler says he chose to sign with Lakers over Warriors

Five of the top six scorers in National Basketball Association history suited up for the Lakers, and James reached his latest milestone during a dominant performance that had chants of "M-V-P!" raining down from the Staples Center crowd.

With an and-one in the fourth quarter, James scored his 39th point of the game and 31,420th of his career, passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the all-time scoring list.

In 11 games this season, Rondo is averaging 8.5 points to go along with 6.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds in the first half alone as Minnesota took down the Pelicans 107-100.

Anthony Davis has been heavily linked with joining the Los Angeles Lakers recently, but Fox Sports' Chris Brossard has explained why a deal may be hard to pull off.

"A lot has been going on, but that's no excuse for not winning", he said.

"‪I haven't changed anything outwardly, but you know me". The Lakers will have to rely on their young point guard Lonzo Ball to play heavy minutes moving forward. They've won six of their last seven games, including four straight after a 126-117 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on November 14.

Butler finished with 14 points on six-of-12 shooting in the loss and just six points after the first quarter. In fact, he knocked down his first five attempts from downtown.

Should the Lakers want to continue their run of form, switching Chandler with Javale McGee on defense during the game's crucial moments could give them the boost that they need. Importantly, the four-time MVP also cleaned up his recent struggles at the free-throw line, hitting 13 of his 15 free throws, including a fourth-quarter free-throw that pushed him past Chamberlain.

Instead, the impact will be determined by whether Chandler, 7-foot-3 wingspan and all, can alter enough shots at the rim to make life hard for opposing offences. However, with Rondo out, Ball will likely see an increased role, which will hopefully keep the ball movement going. He did everything for the Lakers to help them cruise to a comfortable victory over Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. The clubs don't have their final meeting until the regular-season finale at Staples Center on April 9.

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