LeBron James was elated after the NBA superstar claimed his first win with the Lakers but wants to see more improvement.
James and the Lakers opened their 2018-19 account with a 131-113 victory over the Suns on Wednesday.
The Lakers lost three consecutive games at the start of the season, but they snapped that streak thanks to some help from the four-time MVP.
Speaking after the Lakers improved to 1-3, James told reporters: “It feels great. It’s a win period.
“It feels good for us to know what we’ve been doing over at training camp and [in the] past few games, to continue to get better.
“We’ve got better and we want to continue that going forward.”
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 25, 2018
James almost posted the 74th triple-double of his illustrious career, finishing with 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter.
Lance Stephenson led the team with 23 points, while JaVale McGee had 20.
“We stuck to the gameplan. We came in trying to get them out of their sets,” James said. “We knew if we let a young team like this get comfortable, they are going to be very dangerous.”