Even if the clinic is full in Memphis, Taylor Jenkins can count on a strong identity and a developed team, and his young Grizzlies still pose big problems for the Lakers. Still, the NBA champions led the game to the right end, quickly leading 15-7 with aggressive LeBron James toward the round. But the Lakers will stop their efforts, and the incredible Gorgui Dieng will create their first problems, especially at 3 points (21-19).
Lakes in reaction
The Grizzlies signed with 9: 0 in the first two quarters, and Brandon Clarke gave seven points (26-19). The Lakers are clearly in reaction, and they in turn sign 8-0 to regain control. The pair of Marc Gasol – Markieff Morris are showing nice things, and it’s Dillon Brooks ’turn to pull off a big game to give air to Memphis (40-32).
And Anthony Davis? That’s right, he’s back in the game and signing five points in a row, including an excellent 3 points. The interior is toying, and there are still 3 points on Dennis Schroder’s serve, which allows for a score (49-42). The Grizzlies, more enterprising, are leading the holiday by four points, and it’s deserved (49-45).
Frank Vogel had to find the right words in the locker room because we find the Lakers at the start of the match. LeBron James is always the driving force behind his training, and his aggressiveness makes a difference. NBA champions sign 12-4 to regain control (57-53). Davis is finally at the same pace, and in defense he is solid, as well as against Gasol on Jonas Valanciunas. The Lithuanian has a very complicated evening.
LeBron and Davis take the game into their own hands
Jenkins returns Diengo to the floor, but the Lakers flee (65-58). Vogel thinks he can blow LeBron, and that’s a mistake … Without him, the Lakers fall into their trap, and the Grizzlies respond to his exit with 8: 0! Memphis has passed again and we discover the distant address of Desmond Bane. At the start of the final quarter, the Grizzlies are ahead (68-67). LeBron James returns to the game faster than expected, and it is he who gives the Lakers the lead on the touch (74-72).
We went for a crossover and De’Anthony Melton satisfied us with the action of the match: a tarp on Davis, followed by a monstrous dunk in the counterattack (77-74). Except this double action wakes up the Lakers, and especially the Davis-LeBron tandem. The two superstars play the game on their own, and for their training they score 15 points in a row. Schroder found him well in the corner, Davis set up 3 points, and then concluded a nice pick-and-roll with LeBron (86-81).
We find LeBron James for a miraculous pallor, then against Brandon Clarke, and the Lakers go on to win (92-83). There are 30 more seconds of the game, and we tell ourselves that it’s over …
The Grizzlies are not known, as Brooks sets up 3 points at the end of the turn that lead the Grizzlies to two points. 1.7 seconds left to play. Vogel is forced to put LeBron James on the line. We find him on the side. He swings a long ball to Wes Matthews. She is touched and makes contact. It’s over despite the Grizzlies ’protests, and the Lakers are winning victories in Memphis again. The fourth success in a row that allows them to take control of the Western Conference.