April 25, 2023 (Jack87 News) – Specific scores: 23-29, 29-25, 31-27, 21-23, 7-12 in overtime (the Lakers are behind).
Lakers Player Stats: Lebron James 22 points, 20 rebounds and 7 assists, Vanderbilt scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks, Anthony Davis 12 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks, Austin Reeves 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists, D’Angelo Russell 17 points and 3 assists, Schroeder 12 points, 2 steals and 2 blocks, Rui Hachimura 7 points and 6 rebounds, and Troy Brown 6 points and 4 rebounds.
Grizzlies Player Stats: Dillon Brooks 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Jaren Jackson Jr. 14 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks, Xavier Tillman 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Desmond Bain 36 points 7 rebounds and 3 assists, Ja Morant 19 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals, David Roddy 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, Kennard 6 points and 4 rebounds.
In the first quarter, BK8 JJJ made a layup to open the game for the Grizzlies. Since then, Tillman and Brooks also took turns to attack the basket successfully. For the Lakers, James had a poor start, and it was Vanderbilt, who broke the scoring shortage. In the latter part of this quarter, the two sides launched a tug-of-war, and James activated the offensive account through free throws. After the single quarter, the Lakers temporarily led 29-23.
In the second quarter, the Lakers continued to maintain their advantage. After 4 minutes in this quarter, James made a layup + jump shot. At this time, the Lakers led by 12 points. Taking advantage of AD’s slump, the Grizzlies launched a counterattack in the latter part of this quarter. Bet99 JJJ made 2 of 2 free throws, and Bane’s three-pointer also counted down to the net. After halftime, the Grizzlies were only 2 points behind the Lakers 52-54.
The two sides fought again, and the competition between the two sides became more intense. At 7 minutes and 38 seconds into the three quarters, Morant challenged Davis and succeeded in a layup, completely smoothing the point difference. However, when he landed, Morant’s injured right hand was hit again, and he grinned in pain. This incident encouraged the Grizzlies fought harder and harder and overtook the score. Passively, the Lakers tried to stop the bleeding with continuous foul free throws. At the end of the third quarter, the Grizzlies lead the Lakers 83-81.
In the final quarter, the Grizzlies continued to consolidate their advantage. In the middle of this quarter, with Bane’s three-pointer again, the visiting team led by 7 points. Under the crisis, Russell, who had been in a sluggish state before, suddenly broke out. He made two consecutive three-pointers in 30 seconds to stop the bleeding for the Lakers 22Bet. The Grizzlies called a timeout to adjust, but it didn’t work. Russell continued to hit three-pointers, which once helped the Lakers overtake. Bane made a successful jumper with a step back, the two sides battled to a 99 tie and the game entered overtime.
In overtime, Davis and James made consecutive breakthroughs, and the Lakers led by 4 points. Morant succeeded in a jumper, made 1 of 2 free throws and barely scored in double figures. James grabbed his 20th rebound of the game, and then he stormed Dillon to score 2+0, completely killing the suspense. In the end, after the game was over, the Lakers narrowly beat the Grizzlies 117-111 in overtime, leading the series 3-1.