Munich/Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Lakers also lost the second game of the NBA season in a crosstown battle with the Clippers. Without the injured Dennis Schroeder (thumb surgery), the team around superstar LeBron James lost 97:103.
When Kawhi Leonard (14 points) returned from a serious knee injury in June 2021, the Clippers won their eighth straight against the Lakers, who lost to the defending champion Golden State Warriors (109-123) on Tuesday.
The best scorer of the match was Lonnie Walker from “Lakers” with 26 points, James scored 20 points and ten rebounds.
Los Angeles Lakers. DBB star Dennis Schroeder is out with a thumb injury
Schroeder, who won a bronze medal with Germany at the home European Championships in September, returned to the Lakers after games with the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets. He has already played for the club in the 2020/21 season but will miss three to four weeks after suffering a right thumb problem, according to manager Darwin Hamm.
In the other game of the evening, the Milwaukee Bucks narrowly defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 90-88 in the season opener. Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo just missed a triple-double with 21 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists.
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