James went on to win 11 rebels with 29 points and 5 assists in the Lakers’ 119–96 game over the Houston Rockets, who came back after winning the Western Conference Semifinals Series 4–1 to give Houston the game. Troubled at 1.
The Lakers star improved close-out opportunities to 37-10, and in that case extended his strait to five straight wins. And LA sowed the longest cold sponge in the team’s history for a round that would determine a berth in the NBA Finals.
Faced with a uniquely structured Houston team that traded their center Clint Capella, going all-in on coach Mike D’Antoni’s short-ball approach, LA defeated the Rockets in their game as the series went out. Was played.
LA took control and dominated the series through the end of the series, making Markieff Morris their big man in place of Jaaleale McGee from halftime of Game 3.
Morris took 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting in Game 5 and went 4-for-4 on 3-pointers. Saturday brought the Rockets from the outside as a team, compared to Houston’s 13-for-49 (26.5%), 3 (51.4%) to 19-for-37.
Lakers La Clippers – The Denver Nuggets will wait for the series winner to see if Los Angeles’ first NBA city series will be played in the bubble in Orlando, or if the Lakers face the Nuggets in a remake of the 2009 conference. Final.