Feb, 2nd 2021 – LeBron James says an argument between himself and fans during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 107-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks was blown out of proportion and they did not deserve to be ejected.
Two women heckled James after he had exchanged heated words with a man they were sat with and they were thrown out.
In other games Charlotte Hornets needed overtime to beat the Miami Heat, eventually recording a 129-121 win.
The Cleveland Cavaliers edged past the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98, while Devin Booker hit a three-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to seal a 109-108 victory for the Phoenix Suns over the Dallas Mavericks.
Chicago Bulls ran out 110-102 victors at home to the New York Knicks, while Jrue Holiday starred with 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals as the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to a 134-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
The visiting Sacramento Kings rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-109, while the Houston Rockets broke their franchise three-pointer record in a 136-106 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Rockets’ previous best for the number of three-pointers made in a game was 27, which they set last season and was an NBA record before the Milwaukee Bucks made 29 earlier this campaign. The Rockets hit 28 against the Thunder with five coming from Eric Gordon.
Meanwhile, nine Memphis Grizzlies players scored in double figures as they eased past the San Antonio Spurs 133-102, recording a season-high points total for the second successive game.