The Los Angeles Lakers earned a 104-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors to take a 3-1 series lead. The big story of the night was Lonnie Walker IV. Who hit big shot after big shot in the fourth quarter to help lift the Lakers to a comeback victory. A few games ago Walker was completely out of the Lakers’ rotation. Now he is hitting big shots that lead to Playoff victories. After scoring all 15 of his points in game 4 in the fourth quarter Walker spoke about how he felt postgame.
“(It’s) the greatest feeling you could ever imagine,” Walker said with a smile. “As a kid, this is something I’ve been dreaming of.”
“I’m a scorer mentality first,” Walker said. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in myself. I know what I’m capable of, and after a lot of sacrifice and a lot of time in the gym, the fruition finally came today.”
Lakers’ Head Coach Darvin Ham had high praise for Walker’s postgame as well.
“The kid is a beautiful kid,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said. “He fell out of the rotation through no fault of his own, but he remained professional. He remained high-spirited, and positive, and really kept working on his game every day, especially in these playoffs. When your mind is in the right place, your body follows.”
LeBron James led the way for the Lakers. James scored 27 points on 10-for-25 shooting from the field. James knocked down 2-for-9 from the three-point line. He knocked down 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed nine rebounds, dished out six assists, and recorded a blocked shot.
More Lakers Contributions
- Anthony Davis scored 23 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, dished out two assists, and recorded three steals.
- Austin Reaves scored 21 points, grabbed two rebounds, dished out four assists, and recorded a steal.
- Dennis Schroder scored 10 points, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out three assists off the bench.
- Lonnie Walker IV scored 15 points, grabbed three rebounds, dished out two assists, and recorded two steals off the bench. Walker scored all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers travel to San Francisco, California for game 5 against the Warriors. Tip-off is at 10 pm Eastern/ 7 pm Pacific from the Chase Center. The game will air on TNT.