The Golden State Warriors are in Los Angeles to do battle against the Lakers in the third game of their second round series. The series is tied at 1-1, with the Warriors dropping the first game in the final minute of the contest, before striking back with a righteous fury to blow the Lakers out in Game 2.
The Dubs have won a road game for an NBA record straight 28 straight series. Why not continue that in Game 3?
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers
May 6th, 2023 | 5:30 PM PT
Watch: ABC | Listen: 95.7 The Game
Lakers after the 3rd quarter vs Warriors... pic.twitter.com/YKFysp9F0n— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) May 5, 2023
Anthony Davis, Laker All-Star big man, dominated Game 1 with 30 points and 23 rebounds. In Game 2 he was shackled to 11 points and 7 rebounds in a game that the Lakers didn’t have a chance in after halftime.
Warriors outrebounded the Lakers 55-40 on a night where Looney was out of the starting lineup and played only 12 mins. Big team effort on the glass.— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) May 5, 2023
Stephen Curry, greatest point guard alive, was noted for running more pick-and-roll in Game 2 instead of scampering around off-ball as he does normally. And according to the stat nerds, that went well for the Dubs!
Stephen Curry Pick-and-Rolls Vs. Lakers— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) May 5, 2023
Game 1: 22 in 38 minutes
Game 2: 24 in 30 minutes
Simple but effective adjustment by Warriors to again ramp up Steph's on-ball usage. And still can do it even more: per @SecondSpectrum, Curry ran 42 P&R in 38 minutes in Game 7 vs. Kings. pic.twitter.com/d8ZDPLsQvD
Klay Thompson, Curry’s younger Splash Bro, absolutely lit the Lakers up in Game 2, nailing 8 triples. I’m not sure the Lakers have an answer for Mr. Thompson going nuclear from beyond the arc.
Klay Thompson TAKES OVER with 30 PTS & 8 THREES in THREE QUARTERS as the Warriors BLOWOUT the Lakers to TIE THE SERIES pic.twitter.com/nnPrrZTeKe— Basketball Forever (@bballforever_) May 5, 2023
LeBron James, greatest scorer in NBA history, is averaging 22.3 points per game along with 10.6 rebounds. After Game 1, Warriors enforcer Draymond Green said the team wasn’t used to James playing off-ball so much and deferring to his teammates. It will be interesting to see if James becomes more ball dominant as the series shifts to his homecourt against the champs.
Draymond Green and the Warriors aren’t used to LeBron having teammates pic.twitter.com/idNmZL8sSr— Lakers Lead (@LakersLead) May 3, 2023
Who ya got in Game 3, Warriors or Lakers?
This poll is closed
Lakers, the Warriors don’t play well on the road
Warriors, the Splash Bros have figured L.A. out