What we learned from the major matchups in the NBA this weekend

This weekend featured a few huge NBA matchups with the end of the season fast approaching.

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Top dogs went head to head, and there was one dog that clearly ruled the yard – the Los Angeles Lakers.

Before Friday, the Lakers were 0-3 against the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers this season.

In the last 72 hours, the Lakers beat both teams in back-to-back games, and it’s the first time they’ve beaten two of the top four teams in consecutive games since Feb. 2009.

So let’s break this down.

It all began on Friday night when reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks came to town…

..and were sent packing with a loss, after LeBron James dominated on both ends with 37 points, seven assists and eight rebounds for a Lakers win.

And the debate hasn’t only been hot about who owns the NBA.

Everyone has been talking about the MVP race – featuring none other than the top two players from both these teams.

And holy smokes did they both put on a show on Friday night.

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LeBron vs Giannis II 🔥

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But ultimately, LeBron & Co. were too much for the young buck.

And Giannis didn’t only come out with a loss on Friday night, but an injury as well.

Now we have more questions than answers. How good are the Bucks really? Can they survive without Giannis? How does Giannis fare in the MVP race?

One thing we know for sure: The Lakers are the real deal.

After their huge win on Friday, they again showed up on Sunday to prove who runs LA.

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👀 @Lakers takedown the Clippers at Staples

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The first win for the Lakers in the series against the Clippers couldn’t have come at a better time.

It snapped a six-game win streak for the Clippers, who played a roster at full-strength, stocked from the trade deadline.

Without any injuries to the lineup, the Clippers seemed unbeatable…

…until Sunday.

Sorry Clippers, the Lakers are still the team on top in Los Angeles.

And the King still reigns supreme.