Lakers come out after overtime against Minnesota
The Los Angeles Lakers won their play-in match against Minnesota (108-102) and therefore opened their…
The Los Angeles Lakers won their play-in match against Minnesota (108-102) and therefore opened their way to the play-offs, where they will find Memphis in the first round. But the task was far from easy for LeBron James and his teammates.
Led a good part of the meeting, the Californians even conceded up to 15 points behind in the third quarter (65-80). Thanks to a rediscovered address and effective leaders – LeBron James (30 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists), Anthony Davis (24 points, 15 rebounds), Denis Schroder (21 points) – they were able to come back to the heights and even overtake Minnesota in money time.
Mike Conley snatches overtime
But an incredible foul from Davis on Mike Conley’s last shot, in a hyper-centered position, offered three free throws at the back of Wolves. Full of composure, the latter converted these offerings and took the two teams into an extension under tension.
More precise, the Lakers finally quickly took control and secured the victory with a rather comfortable margin. But certain decisions on the floor, in the important moments of this first cutthroat match of their season, revealed a certain form of feverishness. Darvin Ham players will have to show a much calmer face in the first round of the play-offs where they will challenge the Grizzlies, second in the Western Conference this season.
For their part, the Timberwolves, who played without their French pivot Rudy Gobert, suspended After the punch inflicted on teammate Kyle Anderson last Sunday, still have a chance to see the final table. They will have to beat the winner of the match between New Orleans and Oklahoma City (on the night of Wednesday to Thursday).