The NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies and succeeded in advancing to the second round (semi-finals) of the Western Conference Playoffs (PO).
The Lakers won 125-85 in Game 6 of the first round PO against Memphis held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 29th (hereinafter Korean time).
With this, the Lakers advanced to the second round of PO with a series record of 4 wins and 2 losses. The Lakers will play the semifinals of a best-of-seven match against the winners of the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors on May 3.
At the Lakers that day, D’Angelo Russell scored 31 points, and LeBron James also contributed 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Anthony Davis also contributed with 16 points and 14 rebounds.
On the other hand, Memphis ended the season with most of its key players, including Ja Morant (10 points), Jaren Jackson Jr. (14 points), and Desmond Bain (15 points), suffering a crushing defeat.
The Lakers, who took the lead from the start of the game, finished the first half with a huge lead, 59-42.
The game was decided in the third quarter. Russell and Jared Vanderbilt opened up the score by pouring out the outer guns. After that, the Lakers, who also added points to Davis and James, faced the fourth quarter with a score of 100-67.크크크벳
The Lakers, who seized the victory, continued their momentum with Russell’s 3-point shot at the start of the 4th quarter. Memphis, who was heavily defeated, summoned key players to the bench from the beginning of the fourth quarter and virtually gave up the game, and eventually the Lakers confirmed their advance to the second round.
Meanwhile, Sacramento succeeded in tying the series record with 3 wins and 3 losses by winning 118-99 in Game 6 of the first round PO against Golden State.
The last game 7 between the two teams will be held on the 1st of next month at the Golden One Center, the home stadium of Sacramento.