The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies wire-to-wire in Game 3 at home in the Western Conference, leading the series 2-1.
The second-seeded Lakers beat second-seeded Memphis 111-101 with a new playoff record by 35-9 and 26 points in the first quarter alone in the third game, which returned to the home court Crypto.com Arena on the 23rd (Korean time). The Lakers have 9 consecutive wins in Game 3 after 1 win and 1 loss in the series. The PO’s wire-to-wire win was the first since 2010.메이저사이트
Power forward Anthony Davis (AD) led the win with 31 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. It was AD’s 16th double-double in their playoff career. During the double-double, the team recorded 13 wins and 3 losses. LeBron James had 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
Dillon Brooks, who stimulated LeBron from the first and second games, hit the groin with his hand while defending in the third quarter and was sent off for two flagrant fouls.
Memphis is sluggish with a total of 13 wins and 35 losses in the PO away. In the last 16 games, they have 3 wins and 13 losses, revealing their away weaknesses. 18 turnovers led to 26 points for the Lakers, and they were unable to overcome their early inferiority.
Point guard Ja Morant, who missed Game 2 due to a right hand injury, returned in Game 3, but showed limitations in leading the team to an away victory. Morant, who scored 22 consecutive points at the end of the 4th quarter, played an active role with 45 points, 9 rebounds and 13 assists, the highest among both teams. 40 points is the third in PO history. Near the end of the game, he grabs his left calf as he lands after a dunk, and is scheduled for a close examination.
Game 4 will take place on the 25th at the same location.
Meanwhile, in the Eastern Conference, the eighth-seeded Miami Heat beat the first-seeded Milwaukee Bucks 121-99 at home without Giannis Atetokenbo to lead the series 2-1.
Ate Tokenbo played 11 minutes in the first game and missed the second and third games in a row due to back pain. Miami easily outperformed Milwaukee with six players, including Jimmy Butler’s 30 points, scoring double-digit points. In particular, 16 three-point shots (33 attempts) hit the net, and with a success rate of 48.5%, Chris Middleton defeated Milwaukee with 23 points by 22 points. It’s the first time since 2007 that the bottom eighth seed has significantly beaten the first seed by 22 points.
It is not too much to say that Milwaukee’s return to Ate Tokenbo determines whether or not it will be a series. Game 4 resumes on the 25th in Miami.