‘Lower Seed Rebellion’ LA Lakers Advance to PO Round 2

The Lakers succeeded in the upset.

The Los Angeles Lakers won 125-85 in Game 6 of the first round of the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 29th (Korean time). The Lakers advanced to the second round with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses in the series.

The Lakers finished 7th in the Western Conference and made it to the playoffs through the play-in tournament. The opponent in the first round was Memphis, second in the Western Conference. Memphis, who were united with energy and defense, was not an easy opponent.

But the Lakers were solid. Ahead of the trade deadline, Russell Westbrook was let go and young players such as D’Angelo Russell and Jared Vanderbilt joined. Here, Austin Reeves led the playoffs with a tremendous presence. With LeBron and Davis alternately missing, the playoffs didn’t look easy. But after the trade deadline, the team was completely different. The second-half rise continued into the playoffs, leading the series.ㅋㅋㅋ벳

In Game 6, which could decide the direction of the series, Russell flew. Russell averaged only 13.8 points through Game 5. Criticism continued over performance. However, in Game 6, he scored 31 points and splendidly revived. LeBron James scored 22 points and 5 rebounds, and Anthony Davis also played his part with 16 points and 14 rebounds.

Memphis was sluggish with Zamorant scoring 10 points and 6 assists. Desmond Bain also swallowed regret with 15 points and became the victim of the upset.

The Lakers, who advanced to the second round, face off against the winners of the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *