Golden State Warriors 101 vs 122 Los Angeles Lakers live online: stats, scores and highlights | NBA Game 6
The Los Angeles Lakers are heading to the Western Conference Finals after dethroning the defending champion Golden State Warriors in Game 6 from Crypto.com Arena. LeBron James led the way with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in the 122-101 close out victory on Friday night.
Schroder gets the start
The Warriors, who won just 11 games away from home all regular season needed a win on the road to keep their title defense alive, and were going up against a team who had not lost at Crypto.com Arena all postseason.
Darvin Ham went with a small line up, starting Dennis Schroder instead of Jared Vanderbilt, and it couldn’t have worked out better for the Lakers. LA jumped out to a 17 point lead early in the first quarter after Anthony Davis put up 9 points and 9 rebounds in the opening 12 minutes.
Steph Curry had a slow start but ended the first quarter with 12 points, but everything was a struggle on the offensive end for Curry or the Warriors. Steph was the only Golden State starter in double figures on a night in which the Warriors shot 27.1% from downtown.
Klay goes cold
Curry ended the night with 32 points but shot 4/14 from three point range, and Klay Thompson was ice cold going 3/19 from the field, scoring just 8 points.
LA went wire to wire in the close out win that was LeBron’s 16th straight win in a close out game. The Lakers’ 17 point lead was cut down to four in the second quarter, but that was as close as the Warriors would get to tying the game.
LeBron and Austin Reaves stretched the lead back out to 10 before the half thanks to a Reaves’ half court buzzer beater which swung the momentum in LA’s favor until the finish line.
Lakers vs. Nuggets in WCF
Reaves ended the game with 23, D’Angelo Russell had 19 and Davis finished with 17 and 20 rebounds as the Lakers closed out the Warriors at home. The question in Golden State will turn to the offseason and their ability to bounce back from an early exit. Will they keep their core that won four of the last eight NBA titles or will be there be a shake up in the Bay?
For the Lakers the attention turns to the top seeded Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic in the Western Conference Finals. Tip off to Game 1 from Ball Arena is Tuesday at 8:30 pm ET.
LeBron and Steph have been eternal enemies who hold nothing but the upmost respect for each other. LeBron got the better of Steph tonight but both have had their wins and losses in this generation's Bird vs. Magic rivalry.
LeBron with a little showtime in Game 6. He ended the night with 30, 9 and 9 in the Game 6 win.
It can't be understated how important each and every one of these players are for Darvin Ham. He has the luxury of being able to count on four or five guys that can take a game over and carry the team to victory.
LeBron has let his team do the heavy lifting for a lot of this series, but in the close out game he scored the most points of any game in this series and took the Lakers on his back.
What a resurgent series it's been for Lonnie Walker who won Game 5 for the Lakers and finished Game 6 with 13.
LeBron was in take over mode all game long, and he improved his streak in close out games to 16 straight.
Golden State cut into the 17 point lead before half, but this half court buzzer beater from Reaves gave LA all the momentum going into the second half.
Reaves went right after Curry and gave him a taste of his own medicine with the behind the back move to a floater and a foul.
Austin Reaves is playing like a postseason veteran in just his second season in the NBA and his first run in the playoffs. He is an undisputed starter on this team and with games like he had on Friday, you understand why.
Dennis Schroder got the start in Game 6, and he didn't disappoint to start the game. He ended up getting ejected but helped LA jump out to a 17 point lead.
LA made sure to get their big man Anthony Davis involved early, and he rewarded them with a big first quarter.
IT'S ALL OVER!! THE LAKERS KNOCK OFF THE WARRIORS AND ARE MOVING ON TO THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS!!!
Lamb with the floater in the lane.
Brown Jr. drives to the iron and gets the lay up to fall.
Kuminga pulls up from the FT line and hits the mid range jumper.
Beasley with the corner three off the kickout from Harrison.
Harrison to the line after the foul on Lamb and he hits one of two.
Moody hits the three ball out of the timeout and the starters are indeed on the bench for both teams.
Timeout Warriors with 3:45 to go and that might be that. I doubt the starters will be back in the game after this break.
Davis at the line and he hits both FTs after the foul on Wiggins.
Reaves bangs home another triple and that's 23 for the second year Laker!
Curry drills the three ball at the top of the key! Too little to late for Curry and GS.
Looney with the lay up and the foul! FT is good to complete the three point play.
Hachimura at the line after the timeout and he hits one of two FTs.
Timeout Lakers with 5:28 to go and we may not see the LA starters back in the game with 5:28 to go in the fourth quarter.
Hachimura at the line and he hits both FTs after the foul on Looney.
Curry strokes the three ball, but he's just 3/13 from downtown.
Hachimura on the lay in after taking his defender off the dribble.
DiVencenzo drills the three ball, and again, he's the only one helping out Curry tonight.
Reaves at the line and he hits both after the foul on Looney.
Russell into the lane and his floater falls. He's having a great game in was looks to be a close out night for the Lakers.
Wiggins missed the floater, but Looney was there for the tip in.
James running the break, and a no look pass sets up Hachimura with the jam!
LeBron hits the second FT after the timeout.
James back at the line after the Wiggins foul and he misses the first before the Warriors take a timeout with 8:52 to go.
James at the line after the foul on Thompson and he hits one of two FTs.
Reaves looks ahead to Russell after the long rebound and gets the easy lay up.
James at the line after the timeout and he hits the FT.
LeBron backing Wiggins down, gets the bucket and the foul! James stays down after Wiggins got him in the face.
Lakers will take a timeout with 10:15 to go.
Hachimura going to the line and he hits both FTs after the foul on Moody.
Poole starts the quarter with a drive, lay up and the foul! FT is good and we have an 11 point game.
Poole ends the quarter with a lay up and that will cut the Lakers lead to 14 going into the final 12 minutes.
LeBron and AD took over and stretched the lead to 19 as Walker IV chipped in to help stertch the lead out.
Green hits a three ball, and if no one else is going to step up it might have to be Draymond.
Russell in the corner and he strings a three ball off the kickout from Reaves!
Curry gets into the lane and floats one over the defense.
Walker IV in the corner and he's having another fantastic night off the bench. He's got 13 in 12 minutes.
Moody with a big bucket out of the timeout from the corner for three!
LeBron going back to the rack after backing Moody down, and he gets an easy bucket as no help defense came.
Timeout Lakers with 2:22 to go in the third quarter.
Curry with the floater down the lane, and hes got to get going ASAP.
James takes Moody off the dribble and lays it up with the right hand on the left side.
Poole hits the elbow jumper and he's on the board for the first time tonight.
Walker IV was left all alone on the perimeter and he drills the three! That's five quick points out of the timeout.
Walker IV with a runner off the glass out of the timeout.
Curry found some space in the lane and hit an easy floater.
Timeout Lakers with 5:01 to go in the third quarter.
DiVencenzo drills a pull up three ball and he's the only one having a decent night for the Warriors.
Davis at the line and he hits both FTs after the foul on Green.
Schroder just got T'd up fro the second time, and got ejected as double techs were served to him and Green.
James drives, lobs it up and finds Davis for the alley oop.
Curry follows up the Thompson miss and gets the put back before Davis could get there.
Curry with a pull up three ball from the top of the key and he needs to get going out from downtown in the Warriors are going to come back.
Reaves gets his own rebound and lays it up in traffic out of the timeout.
James going back to the rack in transition and the Lakers are back up by 17!!!
Timeout Warriors with 8:11 to go in the third quarter.
James running the break, and no one got in front of him to stop his path to the rack.
Green slips off the pick and roll and he gets the lay up after Curry found him.
Davis gets the tip in to go off the miss from Schroder and that's his first bucket since the first quarter.
Curry in the paint and he hits the fader and gets the foul! FT is good to complete the three point play.
Russell jacks a three ball from the corner and the lead is back up to 16!
Wiggins at the line after the foul on Reaves but he misses both.
James gets back in the lane and he hits the short push shot off the glass.
Wiggins gets to the rack and lays it in off the glass.
Reaves missed the first three ball, but Davis tapped it back to him and he strokes try number two in the corner.
WE ARE BACK FOR THE SECOND HALF OF ACTION FROM LA!!!
Reaves hits the half court shot to put the Lakers back up by double digits and give LA the momentum going into the locker room.
Reaves gave Steph a little taste of his own medicine on this and one floater. Still wasn't his best highlight of the half.
The Lakers 17 point lead got cut to under 10 in the blink of an eye thanks to Curry's hot shooting.
Steph got off to a slow start, but this seemed to spark him in the first quarter. He had 12 in the first 12 minutes but didn't score in the second half.
Reaves had 13 in the first half, let's just say this was not the best highlight of his 13 points.
Schroder got the start tonight and he was a big reason why the Lakers took a 17 point lead in the first quarter.
The Lakers wasted no time getting the ball to AD early on, but then seemed to forget about him in the second quarter.
We are heading to halftime and the Lakers have been ahead the whole way.
Steph was held scoreless in that quarter, DiVencentzo has 10 at the half and Thompson has 8.
AD barley saw the ball in the second quarter, he's got 9 and 12 rebounds and LeBron has 15 and Reaves added 13 heading to to break
REAVES HITS A HALFCOURTER AT THE BUZZER TO GIVE THE LAKERS A HUGE MOMENTUM SWING GOING INTO THE BREAK!!!!
Thompson on the drive and dump off for Looney for the jam down low.
Schroder running the break, and he finds Reaves behind the defense for the easy slam. Under 2:00 to go in the half.
Thompson strings a three after the kick out from Wiggins, and he might just start to get going before the break.
Pump fake in the corner and Russell floats it high over the defense on the baseline.
Looney showing the shooters touch with a baseline jumper as the clock was winding down.
LeBron at the line after the foul on Poole and he hits both FTs.
Wiggins going to the line and he hits both FTs after the foul on Davis.
Timeout Warriors with 5:20 to go in the second quarter.
Reaves at the line after the Curry foul and he hits both FTs.
Wiggins pulls up from the baseline and the Warriors need to see him step up, broker rib cartilage and everything.
LeBron drills the three ball from the wing and the Lakers lead is back to double digits.
Thompson with the pump fake, dribble and pull up from the baseline.
Reaves shaking Steph on a drive inside the paint and he gets the floater and the foul! FT is good to complete the three point play.
DiVencenzo got fouled by Walker IV but he missed both FTs.
Walker IV to the line after the timeout and he hits both FTs.
DiVencenzo drives into the paint and he hits the lay up down the lane for 10 points in 9 minutes off the bench, .
TImeout Lakers with 8:27 to go in the first half.
Looney extends the play with a board, and Thompson lobs it over the top to Green for the lay up down low.
James pushing the pace on the break, and he hits Walker IV in the corner for three!
DiVencenzo with another big bucket off the bench as he drains a three in the corner!
Vanderbilt picked off the pass from Green after the missed FT and laid it up and in.
LeBron goes to the line after the foul on DiVencenzo and hits one of two to start the quarter.
That brings us to the end of the first quarter and the Warriors made a nice run after LA tried to throw an early KO blow.
Curry got hot at the end of the quarter and he's got 12. DiVencenzo has 5 off the bench.
Davis has 9 points and 10 rebounds already, and James has anotther 9 points through the first half.
Curry was fouled by Schroder on the rebound attempt and the Warriors are in the bonus. Steph goes to the line and hits both, and he's got 12, and the last 8 for the Warriors.
LeBron lost it on one end and Curry flicks it high up off the glass for the bucket and the foul on James! FT is good and Curry is starting to warm up.
Curry pulls the trigger on a deep ball and he hits the triple with a hand in his face!
Davis slices through the lane and hits the runner off the glass.
Kickout from Poole to DiVencenzo and he drills the three ball! He's got 5 quick ones off the bench.
Davis at the line after the foul on DiVencenzo and he hits both FTs.
Curry with his first field goal on the toughest shot of his night so far. He got bumped by Reaves, fell to the ground and his circus shot dropped off the glass. FT is good to complete the three point play.
DiVencenzo gets the floater to fall after the bounce off the back iron.
Extra pass from Russell to Reaves in the corner and he strokes the three ball!!
Lakers lead by 17 early on and Golden State needs a timeout with 4:40 to go in the first quarter.
Schroder just got called for a tech, and Curry hits the FT for his first point of the game.
Russell with another deep two off the kick out from LeBron, and he's got 5 in the first quarter.
James got hit in the head on the rebound attempt and was slowing coming up court, but it left him wide open at the top of the key for three!
Davis drags down the offensive board, and he hits one of two FTs after the foul on Poole.
Pick and roll from Curry to Green and that ends with a lay up down the lane.
Reaves dizzying the defense and he found Schroder on the perimeter for three!
Timeout Warriors with 7:30 to go in the first quarter!
Davis goes with the left hand off the glass and that's two quick buckets for AD.
Russell to the line and he hits both after the foul on Payton II.
Payton II getting back to the iron and he lays it up and in.
Russell with the pull up from just inside the arc and he's got a quick three.
Payton II got the offensive rebound and kicked it out to Thompson who strings the three from the wing.
Wiggins sends LeBron to the line where he hits both FTs.
Davis shaking off Green and finishing in the lane for his first bucket of the night.
Russell at the line and he hits one of two FTs.
LeBron backing down his defender on the block and he hits the turnaround jumper for the first two buckets of the Lakers night
Payton II hanging in the air and lays it off the glass. He's been getting great looks down low in his previous two starts.
Davis looks down low for LeBron and he gets an early bucket to get his night goin.
WE ARE UNDERWAY IN GAME 6 FROM LA!!!
The eighth seeded Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference FInals after defeating the New York Knicks in Game 6 from Miami!!! They are just the second 8 seed to advance to the Conference Finals since 1985 (1999 Knicks) Will we have another low seed advancing tonight in the West?
Darvin Ham has switched up his starting five as a response to the Warriors going small. He has Schroder and Russell starting together and Jared Vanderbilt will being the game on the bench.
For the third straight game, the Warriors are going with a small line up to start the game. Steve Kerr is going with Gary Payton II instead of Kevon Looney, which means that Dramond Green will be tasked with containing AD.
Hot take alert!
I saw this meme on Twitter the other day and couldn’t help but share it. LeBron James certainly deserves to be in the conversation for best player in the history of the NBA, but this meme does make you think. LeBron has four titles, just like the Golden State Warriors, but the way he has bounced around from team to team only contributes to the argument that the Warriors have been the best team over the last decade. Tonight LeBron has a chance to close out the team that has been a constant pain in his rear end.
Road woes for Warriors
It can not be repeated enough. The Warriors stink on the road, and if they are going to keep their season alive they are going to have to storm into LA and do something that they only did 11 times during the regular season. In the playoffs this is a different team, and when they are up against the ropes the claws come out and Curry tends to have epic games while facing elimination. If, and that’s a big if, the Warriors can get a win tonight, they would go back to the Bay as the favorites to move on to the next round of the playoffs but they have to handle their business tonight in Los Angeles.
AD is OK
Anthony Davis has had his fair share of injuries the length of this season and his career. With a body like he has, he is prone to injuries to his joints and ligaments because of the force that he puts on his ankles and knees with each pivot and cut. The Lakers understand the risks of having them as the anchor of the offense, because he is prone to injury.
Last game it wasn’t an ankle or knee injury that sent him to the sidelines, it was a forearm to the head and let’s just say Shaq was in the TNT studio post game less than impressed with AD’s durability after he had to get wheelchaired to the locker room in the fourth quarter. He has been cleared to play tonight which is great news for the Lakers, who will need him for the entire 48 minutes.
What's Curry got cooking?
Steph Curry has seen it all and done it all before. In the last eight years, he has been the one to show up when the Warriors need him most. He may be 35, but nothing has changed over the last decade and a half. In Game 7 against the Kings he put up 50 to close Sacramento out and keep Golden State’s title defense alive. Last game he had 27 and 8 assists to keep the Warriors alive in this series. What does Chef Curry have in store tonight as he tries to keep his team’s title chances alive from the Crypt.
LeBron on the clock
It’s been kind of strange watching LeBron James in this year’s playoff run. Sure he is still one of the most dominant players in the game, and he can get to the basket at almost anytime he wants, but he is not having to dominate these games for the Lakers to win. In fact, those games in which he has to dominate means the Lakers are struggling because the role players are not making an impact. Tonight he will need his teammates to produce, but in a potential close out game against the team that has been a thorn in his side for his entire career, look for him to have a big night.
Game 5 recap
After losing Game 4 going down 3-1 in the series, the Warriors took a first step in their steep uphill climb to comeback on the Lakes on Wednesday night. The defending champions faced elimination, not for the first time this post season and shot out of the gate thanks to Draymond Green and some hot shooting from downtown. Green had 8 points in the first few minutes, and GS hit 7 threes in the first quarter. LA took a very brief lead in the second quarter thanks to a big first half from Anthony Davis, but he cooled off and ended up getting wheel chaired to the locker room in the fourth quarter.
Steph Curry did what Steph Curry always does when his team needs him. He carried them during a 25-7 run that stretched from the second quarter into the beginning of the third. That would be enough to put the Warriors ahead and keep them ahead. Curry ended the game with 27 and 8 assists while Andrew Wiggins chipped in 25, 7 and 5 assists in the must win game.
We are live from the Crypt
Hello everyone and welcome to LA where the Lakers have a golden opportunity to shut the door on the Warriors dynasty, and they want to take care of business asap before Golden State has a chance to push the series to a seventh and decisive game back in the Bay Area. Golden State has been in elimination games this postseason, even before Game 5 on Wednesday. They have show their championship grit against the Lakers and the Kings before that, but how much more do the defending champs have in the tank?
Warriors vs. Lakers Game 6
We are back in LA and the Lakers have another chance to close out the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Warriors stayed alive at home on Wednesday night, but tonight will need to do something that has not come easy for them this year, win on the road. AS English will be with you all night providing live coverage, stats highlights and analysis of tonight’s can’t miss matchup from Cryto.com Arena.