The Lakers beat Indiana and win the first NBA Cup


(AFP) With an imperial Anthony Davis (41 points and 20 rebounds), the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers 123-109 on Saturday in Las Vegas (Nevada) and became the champions of the inaugural edition of the NBA Cup.

LeBron James supported Davis this time with 24 points and 11 rebounds and at almost 39 years old he added a new title to his legendary record.

The Lakers, tied with the Celtics as the most successful NBA franchises with 17 rings, can now boast of being the first winners of the Cup while the Pacers, unexpected guests to this final, remain among the dozen franchises without titles in their showcase.

Technical details of the match:

Court: T-Mobile Arena (18,800 fans)

Partials: 34-29, 31-31, 25-22, 33-27

Lakers:

Starting five: D’Angelo Russell (13 points), Cam Reddish (9), Taurean Prince (6), LeBron James (24), Anthony Davis (41)

Substitutes: Rui Hachimura (0), Jarred Vanderbilt (0), Austin Reaves (28), Max Christie (2), Jaxson Hayes (0)

Pacers:

Starting five: Tyrese Haliburton (20 points), Buddy Hield (8), Bruce Brown (4), Obi Toppin (13), Myles Turner (10)

Substitutes: Bennedict Mathurin (20), Isaiah Jackson (10), Aaron Nesmith (15), TJ McConnell (8), Oscar Tshiebwe (1)

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