The 22-year-old cooked Lakers' Kyle Kuzma in a "smothered chicken" block - an ultimate compliment from in broadcast analyst Quinn Buckner. Myles Turner finished with 22 points while Thaddeus Young had 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, while Bogdanovic managed 24.
The win was even more impressive considering the Pacers were playing the second game of a back-to-back after playing in New Orleans the night before. There were multiple instances when Luke Walton nearly lost his job, even though Magic Johnson assured everyone that Walton would remain head coach the remainder of the season.
Wizards team doctor Wiemi Douoguih said Tuesday in a conference call with reporters that he discovered the partial rupture of the tendon during a procedure done Monday to address an infection from the operation on Wall's left heel on January 8. They started chanting "LeBron's gonna trade you" as Brandon Ingram lined up a shot during the game. "That is why the Pacers fans started taunting James" fellow Lakers about their futures. "If you let that bother you, you're in the wrong sport". James has missed 17 of the last 18 games with injury and the team have struggled as a result, posting a 27-27 record. The heavy minutes left him sore enough that the Lakers rested him for Saturday's loss at Golden State.
The Grizzlies are trying to deal Gasol, but also trade away Chandler Parsons, who inked a bad four-year, $94.4 million contract back in 2016 but has managed to play in just 73 games due to injuries. James became the fifth player in league history to top the 32,000-point mark.
That milestone notwithstanding, James endured the most lopsided defeat of his career, having twice before lost by 36 points.
The Lakers are sending Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a second-round draft pick in the opposite direction with Bullock adding a prominent three-point shooter.