The team that started the season at the bottom of the West reached the Conference Finals. That’s amazing.
The Los Angeles 토스카지노 Lakers won 122-101 in the game against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the 2nd round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs held at the Crypto.com Arena on the 13th (Korean time). They won the series 4 times (2 losses) and settled in the Western Finals.
The miracle that the Lakers write is getting attention from many people. The Lakers were in last place in the West at the beginning of this season. Exposing various weaknesses such as injuries, condition, problems with the team, and rookie coach leadership, at one time recorded 2 wins and 10 losses, and sat at the bottom.
The Lakers made a major trade in the middle of the season and completely changed their power, and then advanced to the play-in tournament with a tremendous rise. After defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, it was difficult to secure the 7th seed in the playoffs, and then advanced to the conference finals with fierce performances in the 1st and 2nd rounds. The conference finals opponent is the Denver Nuggets, where Nicola Jokic is holding out.
After the game, the Lakers’ one-two punch LeBron James and Anthony Davis attended an ESPN interview together.
LeBron James said, “After losing Game 5, I was determined to show a lot of aggression. They faced it with meticulous strategy and calculated play. It was against Denver. I think we and Denver are both well-directed teams. Opponent Denver was the No. 1 seed all season. I can’t help but respect them. In a few days, I will show you how to be super focused in a match. I will prepare well,” he promised.
Davis said, “I was trying to make it difficult for my opponent. He’s the defending champion and his shooting ability is league-leading. We increased the intensity and succeeded in tying the opponent to 101 points,” he said. “We want to surprise the world. After starting the season with 2 wins and 10 losses, they recruited a lot of new players. They are well motivated. Just like me and Lebron want another ring, the newcomers are eager to win. We know what we can show.”
LeBron averaged 24.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists in the second round against Golden State. Davis averaged 21.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists. I wonder what the Lakers one-two punch, which was unstoppable in the second round, will show in the conference finals.