The Los Angeles Lakers have won on the Christmas round of the NBA 127:101 the defending champion Golden State Warriors. However, at the end of the game the winner had more to Worry about than the losers. Because Superstar LeBron James suffered a groin injury and had to leave with a pained face the field of play.
On Wednesday, a magnetic resonance therapy is designed to provide information about the exact extent of the injury. James even sounded like the game optimistic: “I just overstretched my groin,” he was quoted in the New York Times.
Until his departure in the third quarter, James contributed 17 points and 13 Rebounds for the first Lakers victory in Oakland since 2012. James, considered one of the world’s best Basketball player history, had never in his career a serious injury. Most recently, he had denied 156 NBA-games in the series. The best thrower in Warriors Andre Iguodala with 23 points, while Superstar Steph Curry brought only five of 17 shots in the basket.
The traditional Christmas Day in the NBA, in the five consecutive matches live across the country to be televised, won also the Boston Celtics in overtime 121:114 against the Philadelphia 76ers. In a high class duel between two title contenders scored Kyrie Irving 40 points for the Celtics, Joel Embiid 34 points for the guests.
In other Games, the Houston Rockets 113:109 against the Oklahoma City Thunder won, thanks to 41 points from James Harden. The Milwaukee Bucks won 109:95 in New York’s Madison Square Garden for the Knicks, and Utah Jazz clearly won 117:96 against the Portland TrailBlazers.