LeBron shares postgame praise with rookies.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 124-118 in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday (Jan. 6).
The win was the third straight for the Lakers and kept their momentum going. Charlotte, on the other hand, dropped their eighth straight game with the loss.
Charlotte’s poor play all season has left them at the bottom of the NBA. On top of that, they recently traded Terry Rozier, who has been a consistent performer this season, to the Miami Heat. To make matters worse, their starting point guard and ace, LaMelo Ball, is out with an injury.
This is why the Lakers were expected to win easily, even though they were playing on the road. But that wasn’t the case. Charlotte bullied the Lakers relentlessly, and the Lakers were able to squeak out a win.
The reason for this was the performance of Brandon Miller, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.
Miller scored 33 points and grabbed four rebounds in the win over the Lakers. He also shot 52% from the field, making 13 of 25 shots. He also played good defense, recording four steals.
Considering Miller’s matchup was against LeBron James, that’s an impressive performance. On this night, Miller proved himself to be a force to be 토토사이트 reckoned with.
James showed his respect for Miller’s performance. In his postgame interview, James said, “He got to this point for a reason. He’s going to get better than this. He’s still young in his career, and it’s fun to watch him at this point,” James said.
Miller responded in kind. “He complimented James on his game and how he continues to improve,” Miller said. “James is one of the greatest players in the NBA. I take my hat off to him,” Miller said in a heartwarming moment.
Miller’s performance wasn’t limited to that game. In his last five games, Miller is averaging 29.2 points, 1.8 steals, and 45% shooting from three-point range, all in All-Star forward form. He’s a forward that fits the modern game with his ability to shoot from outside and defend.
But he’s more than just a 3-and-D forward, he has the ability to look up. Keep an eye on Miller’s development.