Los Angeles Lakers veteran Rajon Rondo took notice of what LeBron James did in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets. LeBron accepted the challenge of guarding Nuggets superstar Jamal Murray last night. It turned out well as the Los Angeles Lakers finished the game with a 114-108 win.
This win gave the Lakers a 3-1 lead in the series. However, there was something special about LeBron’s initiative to guard Denver’s most aggressive player. Without this, LA would have struggled on the floor. Probably.
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Rondo praised the four-time NBA MVP for setting the tone for the team in the fourth quarter.
“I think it changed when LeBron went to Murray,” the veteran said. “A [6-foot-8] guy, physical player on him. It was tough to make those shots he’s made on all the small guards. Bron took the challenge and set the tone and we were able to get some stops and get out and run.”
Murray finished the game with 32 points. However, he didn’t make a field goal after hitting a 10-footer with 6:27 left on the clock. Murray had four free throws down the stretch. LeBron did his best to keep him quiet on the offense.
LeBron did an incredible job, and that’s exactly what the Lakers needed in Game 4. His team is 3-1 at the moment, and the Nuggets seem to be motivated to make another come back. But things are a lot different now. They aren’t playing against the Los Angeles Clippers. This is the better Los Angeles team. How will Nikola Jokic and his teammates handle this?
Lakers players played really well in Game 4. Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard and the rest of the guys pulled out an incredible performance. They all contributed to the big win and Lakers head coach Frank Vogel would love to see them do the same tomorrow.
Los Angeles is one win away from making the NBA Finals. It’s an important game for the king of basketball and his teammates.