LeBron is waiting for Game 6.
The Los Angeles Lakers lost 99-116 against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of the 1st round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse at the Memphis FedEx Forum on the 27th (hereinafter Korean time).
The seventh-seeded Lakers had a 3-1 series lead over second-seeded Memphis. However, in this game, Memphis’ momentum, which recorded 35 wins and 6 losses at home this season, headed for the 6th game.
The complete defeat in the ace confrontation was painful.
Lakers ace LeBron James recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists that day. However, the field goal success rate was only 29.4% (5/17), and only one successful 3-point shot was attempted in 9 attempts. On the other hand, Memphis ace Ja Morant recorded 31 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, equivalent to a triple-double.
LeBron’s field goal has not been heard since the first quarter. He threw 5 pitches in the first quarter and only scored one. The first quarter earned margin was also -17. In the second half, LeBron could hardly find a clue to the offense and had no choice but to watch the 17-point defeat.
Lebron blamed himself for his performance, even mixing profanity in an interview after the match. “Tonight, I was the worst. I’ll be better in Game 6,” he said. 안전놀이터
The Lakers had comforting points. It is the resurrection of Anthony Davis. He scored only 30.8% (4/13) of 12 points in the last 4 games. However, Davis showed his strength that day with 31 points, 19 rebounds and 2 blocked shots, including 4 offensive rebounds.
“I’m ready to play the 42nd, 45th, and 48th minutes of Game 6,” Davis said.
Davis comforted Lebron and showed his colleagues taking care of him. “LeBron James is the all-time leading scorer. He is the greatest on the court. LeBron will be fine,” he said.
Game 6 between the Lakers and Memphis will be played at the Lakers’ home on the 29th. If the Lakers miss Game 6, Game 7 will be played again in Memphis.
Lakers fans are eagerly waiting for LeBron to prove his worth in Game 6.