Basketball – Atlanta and Capela make a comeback against the Lakers

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The Hawks won their 7th straight win against the Los Angeles Lakers (129-121) and moved into 10th place in the NBA Eastern Conference. Clint Capela came close to double-double.

Clint Capela in the duel with Anthony Davis during the victory of the Atlanta Hawks against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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On Sunday, the Atlanta Hawks continued their climb up the Eastern Conference standings. Clint Capela and his teammates have won a seventh consecutive victory against the Los Angeles Lakers, deprived of LeBron James, injured. For the 9th in the Western Conference, it’s a third defeat in a row.

After a hung first part of the game, the Lakers clearly dominated the second quarter to lead by nine points at the break. After a third quarter again tight and won by one point by Los Angeles, Russell Westbrook and his teammates thought they were heading for victory, but that was counting without the great confidence that currently reigns on the Atlanta side.

The Hawks offered themselves a magnificent comeback thanks to a largely won last quarter (38-20). Atlanta guard Trae Young, the game’s leading scorer, was as often decisive by scoring a three-point basket that gave his team a four-point lead with less than a minute remaining. regulatory.

For his part, Clint Capela of Geneva, a member of the base five, was the second most used player on his team and finished this game with a total of 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Clippers success

In the other midday meeting, in Charlotte, the Clippers showed an excellent collective performance, in the persistent absence of their stars Kawhi Leonard (knee), Paul George (elbow) and Nicolas Batum ( back).

More than half of the points were scored by the bench (62 against 21 for the Hornets), Brandon Boston Jr. scoring 19, as did offensive leader Reggie Jackson.

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