The Los Angeles Lakers did their job and protected their home court.
Game 4 of the series between Los Angeles took more of a valiant effort from LeBron James & Co. and the team got the job done in overtime. The Lakers’ 117-111 win sets the franchise up 3-1 in the series.
James once again provided end-of-game heroics as he has done many times in his career. James hit the game-tying layup with 0.8 seconds to send the game into Overtime. From there the Lakers took control and earned the victory.
LeBron James’ Postgame Message
James spoke about his performance as well as his team’s postgame.
“I just try to be as great as I can be offensively, but more importantly on the defensive end,” James said. “That was the mindset tonight. I was able to make a couple of plays. … My teammates told me I had 20 and 20. It’s the first time I’ve done it in my career, so that’s pretty cool, I guess.”
LeBron James scored 22 points on 8-for-18 shooting. James hit 1-for-7 from the three-point line. He also hit 5-for-7 from the free-throw line. James also grabbed 20 rebounds, dished out seven assists, and blocked two shots.
More Lakers Contributions
Austin Reaves led the Lakers in scoring with 23 points. Reaves shot 7-for-16 from the field. Reaves knocked down 2-for-5 from the three-point line. He knocked down 7-for-8 from the free-throw line. Reaves also grabbed four rebounds, dished out six assists, and recorded a steal. Los Angeles’ other major contributions include:
The Lakers travel to Memphis for Game 5 to face the Grizzles. The game takes place Wednesday, 4/26 at 7:30 pm Eastern from the FedEx Forum.