It was yet another thrilling weekend of sports action as the last weekend of November saw a ton of movement from the NBA scores all the way to a number of surprising matches in the EPL table.
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In NBA top stories, Los Angeles megastar LeBron James made his return from his very first NBA suspension to score 39 points on the 24th November game against the Indiana Pacers in an action-packed 124-116 overtime victory.
Russell Westbrook scored 20 points for the LA Lakers, who were ahead of the Pacers by 12 points in the third quarter. Despite this, the team continued to rally even with the absence of ailing star Anthony Davis who missed the game due to coming down with a flu-like illness. Indiana was ahead for most of the night but the Lakers took their first lead thanks to Malik Monk’s three-pointer at 101-100.
James then fired up, delivering a few free throws and pulling three-pointers as the Lakers widened the gap to 110-104 with 1:17 left. But the Pacers were not giving up and Dominican Chris Duarte managed to hit a last-minute three-pointer to force overtime.
During the extra time, James scored eight of the Lakers’ 12 points to secure the win for the team. This victory saw the Lakers finish the last five games 2-3.
In football news, Liverpool extended their brilliant run of late in the Champions League Group B bracket with a football score of 2-0 over Porto thanks to second-half goals by Thiago Alcantara and Mohamed Salah. More impressively, Liverpool was less than at 100% as the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson were rested for this match.
Juergen Klopp’s side now has won the maximum 15 points from the last five matches — ensuring that the team will be going to the next round. Whereas, Porto are desperate to hang on to second place with five points thanks to Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 home defeat by AC Milan. Porto will host the latter in their final match of the group.
In Champions League Group A news, Manchester City came from a deficit to earn the top spot in the group with a 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain. Both sides have now qualified for the Champions League last 16 though the momentum going into the next stage is well on the side of Man City.
Kylian Mbappe scored the opening salvo five minutes after the start of the second half of the match. Not to be deterred, City charged forwards and finally found a way to tie the match when Raheem Sterling scored his fourth goal of the season at the back post thanks to a cross from Kyle Walker.
PSG didn’t back down though as Angel Di Maria was introduced to sharpen the already deadly offence by the French giants. However, moments later another slick move by City crowned the well-deserved winner as Riyad Mahrez’s cross was intercepted by Bernardo Silva, who passed the ball back into the path of Gabriel Jesus to calmly score the winning goal.
This momentous victory gives City the undisputed four-point lead at the top of the section with only one game remaining. While RB Leipzig’s 5-0 trouncing of Club Brugge has meant that PSG are also guaranteed a spot in the next round.