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LeBron, Davis and D'Angelo Russell made history as a Lakers trio despite recent struggles

Despite the recent struggles, three Lakers stars have been able to set a new franchise record

By James Brown

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The Los Angeles Lakers may continue to struggle this season being in the 9th seed in the Western Conference, and having a 1-2 record after returning from the NBA All-star break, but still, D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Davis, and LeBron James have been bringing some of their best career performances.

The Lakers lost to the Suns 123-113, but the final score doesn’t paint a good picture of how poor the team looked. Defensively, Los Angeles was nowhere near close to good as they allowed Phoenix to torch them for 45 points in the first quarter. Although they tightened up later in the afternoon, the Lakers couldn’t get enough stops when they needed it.

Although Los Angeles went on to lose the game, the consistent scoring from James, Davis, and Russell was an encouraging sign. In fact, the trio set a new franchise record for a set of players scoring 20 points or more with them all doing so in five straight games, via Anthony Gharib of ESPN:

"All three scored at least 20 points today, pushing this streak to five games, now the longest in Lakers history." Gharib previously posted: "LeBron James, Anthony Davis and D'Angelo Russell have each scored at least 20 points in their last four games together going into Sunday. That's tied for the longest streak by a trio in Lakers history and longest since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and Norm Nixon in 1979."

The Lakers stars have delivered, role players need to step up their game

James and Davis aren’t strangers to carrying the offensive burden for the Lakers, while Russell has been on a heater since the end of January. The three have established themselves as the hierarchy on the offensive end, but they’ll need help from the rest of the roster if they want to overcome teams like the Suns.

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