The Los Angeles (LA) Lakers defeated the ‘defending champion’ Golden State Warriors to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
The Lakers played the 2022-2023 National Basketball Association (NBA) Western Conference Playoffs (PO) 2nd Round (4 wins from 7) home game in Game 6 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time), Golden State They defeated the Warriors 122-101.
With this, the Lakers, who finished the regular league in 7th place, wrote a twist to advance to the finals with 4 wins and 2 losses in the series.안전놀이터
The next opponent is the Denver Nuggets, the No. 1 team in the regular league. Denver also came up after defeating Phoenix players with Kevin Durant 4-2. Both teams will play the first leg of the final on the 17th.
Lebron James (39) played a big role again. He recorded 25 points and 9 rebounds in the last 5 games, and he flew with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists this day.
Austin Reeves and Anthony Davis also contributed with 23 points and 6 assists, 17 points and 20 rebounds, respectively.
LeBron’s performance on the day ranked fourth in PO history for most rebounds. Adding 9 rebounds, he recorded 2509 rebounds in his PO career, surpassing Shaquille O’Neal (2508 rebounds). He also made NBA history with his 41st PO Series victory.
At Golden State, Stephen Curry struggled with 32 points, but the team lost. It was especially painful that Klay Thompson threw 12 three-pointers and succeeded in only two. He suffered from field hunting throughout the game and only scored 8 points.
On the other side of the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat defeated the New York Knicks 96-92 and advanced to the finals with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses. Miami was also ranked 7th in the regular league, but it surprised everyone by winning over 1st place Milwaukee Bucks and 5th place New York in a row.
Ace Jimmy Butler scored 24 points and 8 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo added 23 points and 9 rebounds. New York’s Jaylen Brunson scored a whopping 41 points, but the support from other teammates was not enough to win.