With 30 points and eight triples from a klay thompson on fire, Golden State Warriors crushed this Thursday los angeles lakers Of 127-100 and draw 1-1 NBA Western Conference Semifinal.
After losing Tuesday in San Francisco in the game that opened this series, the defending champions of the most competitive basketball league in the world got their revenge by winning a game they had already dominated by 30 points before the start of the fourth quarter.
The great figure of those led by Steve Kerr was Thompson, who he reached his sixth career playoff game with at least eight 3-pointerswhich is the most for any player in history.
“I feel great. I hadn’t been shooting particularly well the last few games. I warmed up from the start and was more patient to get good positions,” said Thompson, who holds the NBA record for 3-pointers in a game with 14 .
The great efficiency of the escort made it possible Stephen Curry he was not forced to score and was able to concentrate more on setting up the game. Finally, he capped off his form with 12 assists and 20 points.
Golden State closed out the game well before the final siren. For this reason, the coach allowed himself the luxury of Thompson not entering the fourth period and Curry adding only a few minutes in that last quarter.
For their part, the Lakers, led by Lebron Jamesthey had a very bad defensive performance and, above all, they suffered Anthony Davis bad daywho barely made 11 points and 7 rebounds, while in the inaugural victory he had added 30 and 23. One of the keys to stopping him was Draymond Greenwho finished the standings with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists.
I made the same shots as in the first game, but missed them. We’ll get better, I’ll get better,” complained Anthony Davis, who was confident ahead of the next match.
King James was the Angels’ star and got off to a flying start, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. However, his performance paralleled that of his teammates and he ended the night with just 23 points.
“They made their adjustments. We knew they would, that’s what a champion team does. Now we have to make ours for Game 3,” LeBron said.
He next meeting of the series will be held from 21:30 (Argentina time) onwards this Saturday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
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