January 17 News Today, the Lakers beat the Rockets 140-132 at home.
After the game, Lakers coach Darwin Hamm accepted an interview.
Talking about James’ outstanding performance in the second game of back-to-back this season, Hamm said: “That’s he got into the rhythm, his body feels good. Except for his ankle soreness, that’s just from the physical exertion caused by the game.
…But he was just in a great rhythm. His mind was focused, he was communicating, he was coaching his teammates, helping our coaching staff. His level of engagement was great.
“He and Russ (Russell Westbrook), the latter was also great tonight, no turnovers, 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Their ability to tease out the offense, get the opportunities they want, and they
Competing and fighting on the defensive end, those things are key. But LeBron is in an unbelievable rhythm, and it shows in the game.”