Lake Buena Vista, Florida – The Los Angeles Lakers have been on a road trip at Disney.
A big advance in the first half turned into a deficit of two points after three quarters. If they don’t change things, the top seed will be 2-0 down Anthony Davis They said they hadn’t thought about it.
He said, “Our mindset was, ‘How do we win this match? “
We take LeBron James Usually take over.
James scored 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Davis added 34 points, 10 rebounds, and the Lakers tied in the semifinals of the Western Conference, beating the Houston Rockets 117-109 on Sunday evening.
Markev Morris He scored 16 points for the Lakers. They opened their lead by 21 points in the first half, lost 41 points in the third quarter to be left behind, then regrouped behind some of James’ high passes to diverge again.
“We are at our best when he’s on attack,” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel.
James took only 15 shots in the first game and was goalless in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 112-97 loss, saying afterward that the Lakers needed to try a match to understand how quickly the Rockets played the small ball.
“I think we have adapted from Game 1 to Game 2,” James said.
And when the Rockets adapted from the first to the second half, James was in control of both sides recently. He had eight points a quarter and a powerful shot Russell Westbrook He flew away from the border.
James Harden He scored 27 points and Eric Gordon He made six three-pointers and added 24 to the Rockets, who made 22 three-pointers. PJ Tucker He got 18 points and Robert Covington 17, but Westbrook finished only 4 to 15 while he scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Hardin said, “They just got out and played harder than us, I feel like it.” “In the second half, we woke up and took the lead. We must have this strength at the start of the match and we will be fine.”
The third game on Tuesday night.
The Lakers also dropped their opening match against Portland in the first round, but comfortably won the second match en route to four straight victories.
It seemed like this would be easy, and then it looked like it might not come at all.
But James had a dip to open the fourth game, leveled the match and another dip on the ball during an 8–0 run that gave them the lead forever. They put her away later in the period with a score of 9-0, with two Davis baskets, at 113-101.
Morris triggered a big end in the first quarter. He had a 3 pointer left with 1:11, then called again at 52 seconds and a third time before 31 seconds, pushing the lead to 33-17. Rondo area Make another one on the bell to give the Lakers a 36-20 pad.
“Halfway through the end of the first game, they hit us in the mouth,” said Houston coach Mike Dantoni. “We didn’t play hard enough to match their fire. We adjusted in the second half in the sense that we played harder.”
James scored a quick six points per second to make it 42-21. Houston had a good stretch to cut it down to nine with less than 5 minutes left in the half, but the Lakers sprinted 10 in a row to propel the lead to 61-42, and it was 67-51 at break.
Gordon made three consecutive seconds and hit Tucker one to unlock the third, forcing the Lakers to call a quick timeout and take the center. Javille McGee So that they match better. But that didn’t slow the Rockets at all, with Gordon taking a corner and Hardin 3 more for a 14-0 start making it 67-65.
Houston then sped out 10 times in a row later in the period, with Covington switching a four-point play followed by three-pointers to start play and give the Rockets the lead. They were 92-90 and went to the fourth.
Rockets: Houston is 7-1 in the series under D’Antoni when she won the first match. The only loss was to San Antonio in the semifinals of the 2017 Western Conference … Danwell House Jr. scored 13 points.
Lakers: The Lakers beat the Rockets by 28 points when Rondo was in the match. “He has such an effect,” Vogel said. “The impact on our team is measured by the fine.” … James surpassed Ray Allen (385) is second in the post-season list for three shots. Stephen Curry He is the leader with 470.
This is not unusual
Despite focusing on the Rockets’ style, Dantoni said the Rockets are not much different from other NBA teams. “I just saw Miami for example. (Pam) Adebayo is the only man who is older than us and I don’t know, what is two inches older?” Dantoni said, “He’s 6-8 or 6-9, and I don’t think he’s 7 feet or 7 -2 “.” So, I’m watching, I go, “Why don’t they say this is a little ball?” Because that’s what it is. “
DOC at home
Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ trainer, was sitting in the benches watching the family and possibly the enemy. His son, Austin, plays for the Rockets. The winner Clippers will play in this series if they beat Denver in the other Western semi-final.
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