The supporting role shone more than the lead role.
The momentum of the LA Lakers is scary. They made it to the playoffs as the 7th seed in the Western Conference and caught the 1st round against the 2nd seed Memphis Grizzlies.
What made this victory even more encouraging was that the team’s reliance on one-two punchers, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, was so low. When they were sluggish at the beginning of the season, the Lakers often lost even if LeBron and Davis played drums and janggu.
On this day, the 1st and 2nd place in the team were all different players. Rui Hachimura, who came off the bench, scored 29 points and 6 rebounds, and Austin Reeves, who was the main player but had a small offense, scored 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists to win the team. 토토사이트
In particular, in the 4th quarter, which was the point of battle, Lebron and Davis each made only one field goal attempt. Instead, Hachimura took the lead in breaking down the Memphis defense, with 9 points and Reeves scoring 9 points in a row.
Other players did well on offense, so Lebron and Davis put their strength behind the goal and on defense. Lebron showed off his presence in various fields with 21 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocked shots, while Davis scored 22 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 7 blocked shots.
It is the first time since 1988 that four players have scored 20 or more points in a single playoff game in Lakers history. At that time, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and Byron Scott all posted 20 or more points.
After the game, LeBron passed the ball to his backup players. “We won today (17th) thanks to our backup players. They definitely understood what they were supposed to do and played. They played really well,” he said. “But I don’t think this is our team’s high point. I can do better,” he said.
Memphis’ Desmond Bain vowed revenge. “Hachimura made a lot of shots on purpose. It was all our plan. Today is probably the best game of Hachimura’s career. This series goes up to Game 7. Three days later, Game 2 Hachimura again Let’s see if we can score like this,” he said of the next match.