It was the perfect setting for a Lakers vs Warriors Game. Vegas was lit up and the stars had arrived on the strip to entertain everyone that had made their way to watch an entertaining pre-season bout.
LeBron James was going to be up against the might of Golden State for the first time in Lakers colours and the ocassion demanded something extraordinary from the great man.
And when the situation demands, the King does step up to provide fans with something special.
The first half was one that was played with immense energy and purpose from both sides, with the regular starters putting on a display of sublime basketball.
The highlight however came right at the end of the half when LeBron James shot a 40-feet buzzer beater to give the Lakers a 61-57 lead at the end of the half.
James took the ball 40 feet away from the ring, took a clean shot and stood right there after the ball went in, soaking in the applause from the crowd in Vegas.
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Lakers came out with a brilliant 123-113 win on the night, handing Warriors their second straight pre-season defeat.
In the second half, with almost all starters out, both teams gave their bench a go, and the Lakers bench proved to be a little more effective on the night, with Lonzo Ball trying to get some very important game time under his belt.
The two teams will once again meet on Friday night, for one last pre-season game before the real thing kicks off.