Emotions are surging for Los Angeles Lakers fans. For the first time in a decade, they have officially crowned in the West to boldly advance into NBA Finals 2020.
The 3-1 gap against Denver Nuggets is somewhat of an obsessive situation. They have twice successfully reversed the tide from this gap. The first was against an even Utah Jazz, and the second was a contender for the LA Clippers championship.
In the opposite direction, LeBron James was the first to shine for the Los Angeles Lakers at the crucial moment of the match. He made his name in history with a performance of 38 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists, making the team officially return to the NBA Finals for the first time in 10 years.
During the Playoffs season this year, LeBron James did not shine in the fourth half. Instead, he contributed to the defense and let his teammates, especially Anthony Davis, carry the public goods.
Looking back at LeBron James’s harsh climax
In the middle of the fourth half when the game was balanced, LeBron alone scored 9 points in a row before creating 5 more points for his teammates, opening up a 14-4 point streak and letting LA take full initiative thanks to a 10-point difference.
Not giving up, Jamal Murray is still trying to close the gap. LeBron’s own two good defenses, however, blocked all attempts by the Denver Nuggets, keeping the 117-107 victory at the Los Angeles Lakers.
With a triple-double 38 points and 16 rebounds and 10 assists, LeBron James became the second player in Lakers history to score 35 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists. To make things more meaningful, this victory by LeBron and his teammates brought the Lakers into the first series of Finals in a decade.
That time, the purple shirt team was led by the late legendary Kobe Bryant, who was always in his heart and fueled LA throughout the Playoffs season. For James, this was also his tenth time in the NBA Finals, a stellar performance by one of the greatest players of all time.