May 3, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The Golden State Warriors sat at home to usher in the first game of the semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers. After the whole game, the Lakers narrowly beat the Warriors 117-112 and got a good start in the series.
Specific scores: 29-31, 36-33, 31-24, 21-24 (the Lakers are in front).
Lakers Player Stats: LeBron James 22 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks, Anthony Davis 30 points and 23 rebounds, Vanderbilt 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks, Austin Reeves 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, Russell 19 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists, Schroeder 19 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists, Troy Brown 3 points, and Rui Hachimura 6 points.
Warriors Player Stats: Curry 27 points, Wiggins 15 points and 6 rebounds, Draymond Green 6 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks, Looney 10 points, 23 rebounds and 5 assists, Klay Thompson 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists, Jordan Poole 21 points and 6 assists, Payton II 2 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, and JaMychal Green 6 points.
At the start of the first quarter, BK8 Wiggins scored a three-pointer while Klay Thompson hit a jumper. Since then, the Splash Brothers have succeeded in attacking consecutively. The Warriors have taken a 10-2 lead in less than 4 minutes. But the Lakers did not panic, Anthony Davis made a layup to stop the bleeding for the visiting team. Then, Russell made a steady three-pointer. By the end of this quarter, James assisted and succeeded in a dunk with Davis scoring in double figures. After the single quarter, the Lakers temporarily fell behind 29-31.
In the second quarter, Schroder scored consecutive points from the outside, and the Lakers have overtaken the score. During this period, JaMychal Green and Klay Thompson’s three-pointers sustained Golden State’s life. Entering the latter part of this quarter, Poole hit a three-pointer in a row to set off a small climax of the Warriors’ offense. But the Lakers were not affected, James and Schroeder succeeded in consecutive breakthroughs. During the countdown of this section, Bet99 Wiggins made 2 of 2 free throws, while James made a jumper on the other side. After halftime, the Lakers temporarily led 65-64.
After changing sides to fight again, Wiggins made consecutive jump shots and dunks, so the Warriors briefly regained their advantage. But then, the game began to enter the rhythm of the Lakers. Russell scored three goals in a row and assisted Davis in a dunk. Then, Reeves and James made three consecutive three-pointers, and the point difference was widened by the Lakers to 10 points. Entering the end of the third quarter, Davis continued to exert his dominance by ensuring three free throws and having a total score of 28 points. On the other hand, Looney received Clay’s pass and dunk it. After three quarters, the Warriors continued to fall behind 88-96.
In the final quarter, 22Bet James succeeded in a jumper and the Lakers now led by 14 points. Passively, it was Curry’s breakthrough shot that scored 2+1 to stop the bleeding for the Warriors. After that, the Warriors did not give up. They resorted to a very small lineup to start a decisive battle with the Lakers. With 1 minute and 38 seconds left in the final quarter, Curry made a three-pointer to tie the game. In the end, the Warriors’ fell a little short and lost to the Lakers 112-1179.