With a 117-107 win, the California franchise won the Western Conference and will again fight for a ring after a decade of drought.
September 27, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShareThe Lakers in the final against the Nuggets
The Los Angeles Lakers franchise beat the Denver Nuggets 117-107 after the fifth game of the Playoffs of the NBA Western Conference final.
The first quarter had alternations on the scoreboard and ended with an even 33-30. Later, in the second quarter there were also several changes of leader in the scoreboard until finishing with a partial result of 28-21 . However, the teams reached the break with a difference of 10 points.
During the third quarter the Denver Nuggets reduced distances. In fact, the team achieved a partial during this period of 13-2 until concluding with a partial result of 26-33 (87-84). Finally, during the last quarter, the Lakers managed to distance themselves again by widening the difference to a maximum of 12 points (115-103) and the duel ended with a partial result of 30-23 . Finally, Los Angeles claimed the victory with a 117-107.
The Lakers' victory was built on Lebron James ' 38 points, 10 assists and 16 rebounds and Anthony Davis ' 27 points, three assists and five rebounds . Jerami Grant's 20 points, one assist and nine rebounds and Nikola Jokic's 20 points, five assists and seven rebounds were not enough for the Denver Nuggets to win the game.
LeBron James will play an NBA Finals for the tenth time in his career . The Lakers return to the series for the title after a decade-long absence . The Lakers legend added his 27th postseason “triple-double” with an impressive performance in the fourth quarter, and led Los Angeles to a 117-107 win over the Denver Nuggets to win the final in five games. Western Conference.
The star finished with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. He is the fourth player to have reached 10 NBA finals in history. It took him two years to get it with the Lakers . In 2019 , he was eliminated from the Playoffs after a season full of injuries. Before that, James had made eight straight trips at the end, with Miami and Cleveland .
” My teammates asked me to take them to the goal, and it has been my responsibility to try the correct plays, to do what is due on the court, to help us win games,” said James during the ceremony of the trophy of champions from the West, in a practically empty stadium inside the Disney World “bubble” instead of his home at Staples Center that would have looked full.
The Lakers will face Miami or Boston in what will be their 32nd appearance in an NBA final, the highest in league history. But Los Angeles reached the bottom line for the first time since 2010 , when it defeated the Celtics for the last of its 16 titles .