LeBron James shines in Game 6 as the Lakers eliminate the Warriors
LeBron James was the leader of the Lakers in the victory over the Warriors; Los Angeles will play the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Final.
LeBron James came very close to registering a triple double with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, but that was enough for the Lakers to win Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals 122-101 and eliminate Stephen’s Warriors. Curry.
The Lakers thing is epic wherever you look at it . From starting the season 2-10 to eliminating recent champions led by a 20-year veteran is something incredible. In winning, LBJ reached 41 postseason series wins, the most no player in NBA history has .
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— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 13, 2023
The painting belonged to Anthony Davis in the deciding game . The Los Angeles center caught 20 boards, 17 of them defensive, and contributed 17 points for the Lakers.
D’Angelo Russell pitched in with LBJ and AD as he added 19 points for the Angels. Austin Reaves shined on the offensive end . The shooting guard shone with 23 points, but his high point was the buzzer beater who scored from behind half court before the end of the first half.
Dennis Schroder said goodbye to the game when he received his second technical foul with 6:20 left in the third quarter. Officials deemed an interaction between him and Draymond Green to warrant a double technique. The German point guard registered three points, five assists and two rebounds.
Lonnie Walker IV had trouble staying on the court because he committed five fouls and only spent 14 minutes on the floor. However, he added 13 units. Rui Hachimura was an efficient substitute , adding nine points and three rebounds in 16 minutes.
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— NBA (@NBA) May 13, 2023
curry and no one else
The Lakers’ defensive work was outstanding as Stephen Curry was the only Lakers player to score more than 20 points for the Warriors. The Chef finished with 32 units. Donte DiVincenzo came close with 16, but it wasn’t enough.
Klay Thompson, Curry’s Splash Brother, has had great performances in Games 6. However, tonight he was left behind . The shooting guard made three of the 19 shots he attempted and only added eight points. The 3-point specialist went 2/12 on long-range shots.
Draymond Green’s inconsistency was notorious in Game 6. The power forward only had nine points, nine rebounds with three assists because the five fouls he committed kept him off the court. Kevon Looney battled with Davis throughout the game and gave the Warriors many second chances with eight offensive rebounds .
This was Steve Kerr’s first playoff loss since he became the Warriors’ coach. The four-time NBA champion coach has coached 140 postseason games and is 99-41.
Go for the Nuggets
With the victory, the Lakers will face Nikola Jokic’s Denver Nuggets in the prelude to the NBA Finals.
The Nuggets clinched the series berth by finishing the season as the number 1 seed in the Western Conference and beating both the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Phoenix Suns to advance to the Conference Finals.