LeBron and Davis wake up the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers completed a magnificent playoff game, with intensity through the roof, and defeated the Phoenix Suns 102-109 at home. Angelenos tie the first round tie
to (1-1) and break Phoenix’s home court factor with victory to travel with greater confidence to LA

Anthony Davis, author of 34 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks, Y Lebron James, which added 23 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals, led the visiting victory with a recital of key plays in the final moments.

Phoenix kept the match tight at all times and tied with seven minutes remaining (86-86). The referents of LA roused the team then and starred in the decisive stretch of the clash LeBron’s impossible jump baskets Y a pair of wrecking triples from ’23’ and AD, much more aggressive than in the first match of the tie.

“It was a game that we needed to win”, Davis commented. “We went out with that in mind and we managed to complete our work ”. The ‘Ceja’ did comment that the Angelenos still have to improve when it comes to keeping their leadership intact, although at least “We show that we will continue fighting”.

To enter in the final four minutes, Phoenix was dry and scoreless for three minutes, a moment that the LA stars took advantage of to hurt. With 50 seconds to play, James nailed the triple that handed down the sentence.

The Chris Paul’s physical problems, who could not be a threat during his 23 minutes on the court (6 points and 5 assists), marked the future of the match. LeBron’s veteran point guard and colleague, with severe shoulder discomfort, was left without playing a minute of the last period.

“I took him out”Monty Williams commented on the decision to lay guard. “I saw how he suffered with his arm and I couldn’t see him anymore. He tried to do everything, he fought and he is a warrior, we all know it “.

That absence marked the lack of clarity in the decision-making of the Suns, who were led as always by Devin Booker, author of 31 points (7-17 TC; 17-17 TL), and had the inner power of DeAndre Ayton (22 points and 10 rebounds) to keep the game in sight.

To replace CP3, Williams turned to a Cameron Payne who had 19 points and 7 assists until the decisive minutes arrived and the ball began to burn in everyone’s hands.

The victory of the Lakers had the valuable contribution of Dennis Schroder, which added 24 points, and Marc Gasol, which finally had minutes and ended with 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in 20 minutes of play focused on trying to minimize the opponent’s impact on the paint.

The starting pivot of the Lakers, Andre Drummond, completed a great first half and ended with 15 points and 12 rebounds the encounter. The size of LA is one of the great advantages of Los Angeles in the tie, Ayton is the only player on the Suns roster who comes close to the height and weight of Drummond, Davis, James and Gasol.

The third game before the Staples public It could not come at a better time for a Lakers who seem to come out of the pothole. Chris Paul’s shoulder can also make things easier for them.

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