May 7, 2023 (Jack87 News) – Earlier today, the NBA semifinals continued to be fiercely fought. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 127-97 at home, leading the total score 2-1.
Four-quarter score (Warriors first): 30-23, 18-36, 20-27, 29-41.
Lakers Player Stats: BK8 Lebron James 21 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, Anthony Davis 25 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists, Reeves 10 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists, Russell 21 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists, Walker 12 points and 4 rebounds, Schroeder 12 points, Hachimura 5 points, Harrison 9 points and 4 assists, Christie 6 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
Warriors Player Stats: Bet99 Wiggins 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, Green 2 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists, Thompson 15 points and 7 rebounds, Curry 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, Di Vincenzo 5 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Poole 5 points 3 rebounds and 6 assists, Moody 5 points and 4 rebounds, Looney 3 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, Payton 8 points, Kuminga 10 points.
Both teams maintained their starting lineups for the second game and did not change their formations. After the opening, Russell hit 3 consecutive three-pointers, and he scored 11 points in a row, helping the Lakers lead 11-4. The Splash Brothers opened three-pointers one after another, and the Warriors responded with a wave of 8-2 spurts. After a wave of 17-4 attacks, the Warriors overtook the Lakers by 7 points 30-23 by the end of first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Lakers’ offensive dilemma remained unsolved. After the timeout, the Lakers replaced all the main players, Russell hit 3 points, and hit 5 three-pointers in the half, tying the Lakers playoff record. But after Curry and Moody responded with two three-pointers, the Warriors widened the point difference to more than 10 points. As soon as the duo of Lebron and Davis take over, scoring a combined scored of 8 points in a row, the Warriors also had a continuous strike. In 5 minutes, the Lakers first had a 13-0 attack wave. The Warriors made 12 turnovers in two quarters. Russell scored 5 points in a row. and the Lakers had another 9-0 spurt to completely reverse the situation. At halftime, the Lakers led 59-48 by 11 points.
In the third quarter, 22Bet Thompson scored a layup, and his career playoff total score exceeded the 3,000-point mark. James hit a 3-pointer, while Davis hit the inside and caused Green’s fourth foul. After an 8-2 spurt, the Lakers led by 17 points. Wiggins dunked in front of Davis, Curry scored 7 consecutive points after a long three-pointer, and the Warriors narrowed the point difference to 10 points. However, when Curry was replaced, the Warriors’ offense was in trouble again, and the Lakers blasted a wave of 10-0 attacks, instantly expanding the point difference to 20 points. At the end of the three quarters, the Warriors trailed 68-86.
In the last quarter, Davis received an empty dunk, and the Lakers started a 6-0 spurt. Schroeder received a technical foul, and the Warriors scored consecutive kills by free throws. Reeves made his first three-pointer, while Schroder also made a long-range three-pointer, and the Lakers led 98-72 by 26 points. Since then, the Warriors put on a full set of substitutes to accept the defeat. In the end, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 127-97, leading the series to 2-1.