With a LeBron James on fire, the Lakers beat Memphis in overtime and enter the semifinals of the NBA Playoffs

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With an amazing performance by Lebron Jameswhich forced overtime with 0.8 seconds left, los angeles lakers they won this Monday by 117-111 a Memphis Grizzlies at the Crypto.com Arena, to extend the lead to 3-1 heads-up and get a foothold in the conference semifinals of the NBA playoffs.

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King James He posted a double-double, with 22 points, 20 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks to build a Lakers trailing by seven points with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. In doing so, he became the first player in the franchise to contribute at least twenty points and twenty rebounds since then Shaquille O’Neal I did it in 2004.

There was no clear ruler during the game. Without going any further, the Angelenos had a 14-point lead going into the second quarter. However, the Grizzlies, led by Desmond Bane AND Ja Moranthe managed to turn the score around to win by two runs to start the fourth period.

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With 5 minutes left, Bane hit a 3-pointer to make it 97-90. It was then that the key figure of D’Angelo Russell appeared, who hit three consecutive 3-pointers. With 6.8 seconds left, the Lakers trailed 104–102. That time was enough for LeBron to get onto the court and tie the game.

In extra time, LeBron was once again decisive, who at 38 was the player on the team who put in the most minutes (45). The turning point came with 34 seconds left, when the score was 111-108 in favor of the Lakers. King James led the attack before the mark of Dillon Brookswho walked him onto the field and not only could not avoid the layup, but also needed it and gave him a free throw.

LeBron celebrated the play as if it was the game win. Not only because he went 113-108 with 29.4 seconds to go, but also because he won his personal match against Brooks, with whom he had hot crosses. Without going any further, in the previous game Brooks hit LeBron with a low blow and earned his ejection.

Besides LeBron, they also had a great game austin reaveswho was the leading scorer in Los Angeles with 23 points, and D’Angelo Russell, who scored 17 points. In reverse, Anthony Davis Difficult evening for him: 12 points and 4-13 shooting from the field.

The final result was 117-111 in favor of the Lakers, who won 3-1 in the series. The teams that had that advantage went through 95% of the time: 258 qualifiers against only 13 comebacks.

The fifth game will be played Wednesday 26th April at the FedEx Forum. In the event of qualifying, the Lakers will face the winner of the matchup between the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors, who tied the series 2-2.

“I am very proud of our men, how they fought. We found a way” said Lakers head coach Darvin Ham.


Source: Clarin

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