Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Philadelphia 76ers (PHI) vs the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) on January 28, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers went past the undermanned Los Angeles Lakers with a final score of 105-87.
Joel Embiid led the team to their third consecutive win in their three-game stretch, tallying 26 points, nine boards, and seven assists. Harris added a stellar performance in their win as he scored 23 points and connected ten of his 15 shots, five of them came from outside the three-point arc where he sank three of them. The 29-year old forward also had five rebounds and also went active on the defensive end as he stole two possessions from the Lakers.
In addition, Maxey and Niang both provided 14 points for the team and brought havoc from outside the three-point line.
“I was not very good tonight, so I was happy my teammates were able to pick me up,” Embiid shared.
Despite the terrific performance of the big man, he missed all of his five attempts from outside of the three-point arc, but went 8-13 from the charity stripe and hit 9 of his 20 attempts overall.
“He’s doing everything for us on and off the floor,” coach Doc Rivers said.
Because of the absence of LeBron James, Anthony Davis stood up for the Lakers and recorded 31 points and 12 rebounds. On the defensive end, he had four blocks and two steals. Westbrook had 20 points and dropped two of his three attempts from beyond the three-point line. Despite the winning efforts of both star players, they were not able to deliver another win for the team.
“The King” was not available to play in this contest due to a sore left knee. James is currently in second place in scoring at 29.1 points per game. Not only that, but the veteran forward also scored at least 25 points in the past 18 games.
“He’s a big part of what we’re trying to do,” Davis shared. “It sucks not having him but it gives us a chance to see what we have without him. We definitely want to take advantage of these moments.”
In the first half, Davis hurt his right wrist on a fall and was required to go to the locker room for a quick X-ray and got it taped up.
“Little sore,” Davis said.
The Sixers dominated the Lakers in the third quarter where they scored 34 points against the Lakers’ 20.
76ers vs Lakers
22-32; 26-22; 20-34; 19-17
76ers (105) – Embiid 26, Harris 23, Maxey 14, Niang 14, Green 9
Lakers (87) – Davis 31, Westbrook 20, Monk 11, Anthony 9, Horton-Tucker 7