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Lakers vs. Bulls takeaways: Austin Reaves-D'Angelo Russell chemistry continues

 Austin Reeves praises D'Angelo Russell and says Russell will do the same for Reaves after he played a great game for the Lakers and showed once again that the Lakers are a dynamic guard. There was joy.

They totaled 49 points and 12 assists. They combined to make 17 of 27 shots from the field and 10 of 16 from 3-point range.

They played their roles at a high level and helped the Lakers defeat the Chicago Bulls 141-132 on Thursday night.

"I like him as a person," said Reeves, who had 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting, two points on three 3-pointers and eight assists.

"He's a great guy," said Russell, who had a great performance, scoring 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting and eight 3-pointers.

"But to be honest, we enjoy each other. We have a good time on and off the court. What's on the floor translates in a way. We feed off each other." We're excited to give each other a ride and get each other on board. I mean, I think this is where winning starts. When a team is like that, it's contagious as a group."

The Lakers forward made NBA history Thursday by becoming the first player to be named to the All-Star 20 team when he was named to the Western Conference starting lineup for the Feb. 18 game in Indianapolis.

James became the most All-Star selection in league history, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In addition to James, the starting lineup includes Denver Nuggets midfielder Nikola Jokic, Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant, Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic, and Oklahoma City Thunder goaltender Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. will be joining.

"I want to give a huge thank you and respect to the fans who have been with me throughout this 21-year journey," James said Thursday after finishing with 25 points and 12 assists. "And I was selected as a starter on the All-Star team for 20 years in a row. It's very humbling. I'm so happy to be able to do what I love and give back to the game that gave me so much." 20 years. So this is the first time in NBA history that we've had so many stars in the starting lineup, and whatever that is, it's pretty cool.

James' Western All-Star teammates include Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference, Joel Embiid of Philadelphia, forward Jayson Tatum of Boston, guard Tyrese Haliburton of Indiana, and guard Tyrese Haliburton of Milwaukee. He will face Damian Lillard. ”

James passed Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's all-time leading scorer last season, averaging 24.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game.

"I have exceeded all expectations in my career," James said. "Continuing to have success throughout my career is humbling and extremely rewarding, but I've exceeded everything I ever dreamed of in the NBA. And I've done this for a long time.. Everything else is just an added benefit.'' I feel so humbled that I can still play the game I love and achieve these goals in the process.

This time, Jared Vanderbilt will add offense to the Lakers' defense and running.

In addition to flying around the court for loose balls, finding rebounds, and defending Chicago's best players, Vanderbilt racked up points.

He made his first seven shots and scored 17 points, along with five rebounds, three steals and one blocked shot.

“This is the wand he was used to when we got him last year,” James said. “Obviously he was affected by injury at the beginning of the season, but he's getting back into shape and that's the wand we were missing.

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