James, Davis help Lakers hold on to beat Rockets, tie series

Posted at 8:17 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 00:29:27-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James had 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Anthony Davis added 34 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers evened the Western Conference semifinals, beating the Houston Rockets 117-109.

Markieff Morris scored 16 points for the Lakers, who opened a 21-point lead in the first half, gave up 41 points in the third quarter to fall behind, and then regrouped behind some high-flying plays by James to pull away again.

James took only 15 shots in Game 1 and was scoreless in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 112-97 loss, but he was dominant on both ends in the final period of this one.