LeBron James has drink spilled all over him after flop in Lakers loss

LeBron James has drink spilled all over him and is offered a towel by courtside fan after exaggerating contact with Nikola Jokic in Lakers’ NBA playoff defeat to the Nuggets

  • LeBron James and the Lakers fought back late but could not win G2 at Denver 
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LeBron James and the Lakers dropping Game 2 was hardly the most unusual part of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. 

During the hotly-contested 108-103 loss in Mile High, James collided with a fan courtside in the fourth quarter, sliding into the man whose drink – lime and all – spilled on the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. It shortly followed a tussle which James exaggerated in order to receive a foul call, and it worked.

For a moment, James sat with exasperation after finally coming to a halt before the fan offered him a towel. James obliged and said ‘Thank you’, in a moment caught by ESPN cameras.

Often used for swirling around one’s head as an ancillary means of heightening atmosphere, the towel received a more traditional usage as James wiped his face before resuming his on-court duties. 

James and the Lakers succumbed to the Nuggets and fell into a 0-2 hole Thursday night. 

LeBron James collided with a courtside fan and was kindly offered a towel to clean himself

Jamal Murray was the Lakers’ kryptonite Thursday, dropping 23 Q4 points in the 108-103 win

Jamal Murray proved too hot to handle as the guard caught fire from deep, scoring 23 of his 37 points in the final quarter. 

Murray had struggled prior, and was 5-for-17 through three before hitting 6-of-7 from the field in the fourth. His late flurry included four 3-pointers. 

In all, the 26-year-old finished with 37 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Nikola Jokic chipped in with 23 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds. 

James co-led the Lakers in points — dropping 22, long with 10 assists and 9 rebounds in G2

L.A. trailed by as much as 12 points with 4:57 remaining in the ball game but were within two during the final minute. 

James co-led the Lakers in points – dropping 22, long with 10 assists and 9 rebounds. 

Austin Reaves also had 22 for L.A. Rui Hachimura once again exceled for the Purple and Gold with 21 points.

Anthony Davis had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists in a somewhat subdued offensive performance.

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