Ova­tion for LeBron on home bow

The Phnom Penh Post - - SPORT -

LEBRON James re­ceived a rap­tur­ous re­cep­tion on his home de­but for the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers on Tues­day but was un­able to pre­vent his new team from slip­ping to a sec­ond pre­sea­son de­feat to the Den­ver Nuggets.

James, who joined the Lak­ers in July from the Cleve­land Cava­liers on a four-year deal, was given a rous­ing stand­ing ova­tion by the Sta­ples Cen­ter crowd as he ar­rived on court.

The 33-year-old de­lighted the crowd with some silky touches dur­ing 15 first-half min­utes.

He fin­ished with 13 points, three as­sists, three re­bounds, two steals and four turnovers dur­ing 15 min­utes on court in the first half be­fore sit­ting out all of the sec­ond half.

The game ended in a 113111 win for Den­ver, who had also beaten the Lak­ers in San Diego on Sun­day in James’s first game with his new club.

Ear­lier on Tues­day, James told re­porters he was still ad­just­ing to his new en­vi­ron­ment, and once again cau­tioned that the new-look Lak­ers would take time to gel.

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