After a 0-5 run, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally won their first game of the season, beating the Denver Nuggets over the weekend. The win was a cause for celebration and the whole NBA Twitter chimed in on the congratulations. Lakers Nation held their breath, but LeBron James and the rest of the Purple and Gold team have finally broke their losing streak.
The win is the first one for coach Darvin Ham. Russell Westbrook stepped up and had 18 points that game, helping the Lakers to extend their lead in the final match minutes. In the weeks prior, Westbrook has faced criticism from fans and sports analysts for his poor start of the 2022-23 NBA season. They beat the Nuggets 121-110 and celebrated the first win of the season like the championships.
Currently, the Nuggets are the No. 1 team in the West, thus, this particular win feels that much better. NBA Twitter shared their sentiments on the Lakers' win, ready to get their jokes off. Take a look below at what some fans had to say.
Lakers get their first win of the season ?? pic.twitter.com/pmqloRaXc5
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 31, 2022
An emotional Darvin Ham talks about Russell Westbrook after the Lakers' first win of the season pic.twitter.com/9eE3puL8vk
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 31, 2022
RUSS WITH THE LEFT‼️ pic.twitter.com/PQOhpXFTBt
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 31, 2022
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) October 31, 2022
LAKERS FINALLY WIN!! pic.twitter.com/3aIkjWBwjZ
— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) October 31, 2022
Me after lakers won one game: pic.twitter.com/GkpcrFy9TT
— Mia Faigen-Agraviador (@MiaAgraviador) October 31, 2022
— Patrick Cosmos (@veryimportant) October 31, 2022
Lakers after they finally win their 1st game of the seasonpic.twitter.com/r5Jfhja6EK
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) October 31, 2022
Lakers after the 1st win of the season pic.twitter.com/EXPF4uvluU
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) October 31, 2022
Lakers beat the Nuggets by 11 to get their first win of the season
LeBron James: 26pts, 8asts, 6rebs
Anthony Davis: 23pts, 15rebs
Russell Westbrook: 18pts, 8asts, 8rebs
Lonnie Walker IV: 18pts, 5rebs, 2blks
Austin Reaves: 10pts
Troy Brown Jr: 8pts, 6rebspic.twitter.com/dIh0YWn9Mg
— NBALakersReport (@NBALakersReport) October 31, 2022
Lakers got their 1st win of the season!!! Well look at God.
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) October 31, 2022
Me apologizing to Russell Westbrook after the Lakers win pic.twitter.com/x4VUrZkaSq
— Austin N (@ArracetiA) October 31, 2022
The Lakers after their first win acting like they just won the chip. ?
Imagine what Kobe would do if he was in this locker room. ??♂️ pic.twitter.com/GzUec8Yzgv
— Jacob ? (@Jacobtheclipper) October 31, 2022
The Lakers getting there 1st Win
of the season pic.twitter.com/asEtWqLVGu
— TheHomieJoker? (@TheHomieJoker) October 31, 2022
lakers after one win pic.twitter.com/NTp1vanZAD
— harry (@whiteguilt48) October 31, 2022
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