The Los Angeles Lakers were close to beating the Memphis Grizzlies, but it didn’t happen. The team lost Game 5 of the series and yes, pretty much everyone made mistakes. LeBron James shared his thoughts on his own performance and the performance Anthony Davis had in Game 5.
“He’s just aggressive all 35 minutes that he played,” LeBron said of his teammate. “Looking for his shot. Rebounding at a high level and it’s great to see him be in rhythm.”
In 35 minutes on the floor, AD delivered 31 points and 19 rebounds. He went 14-of-23 from the field and 2-0f-3 from the free-throw line. The Lakers needed more than that. When it comes to LeBron, his numbers were really… shocking. The four-time NBA champion scored 15 points and five turnovers while going 5-of-17 from the floor and 1-of-9 from beyond the arc. He has to do better in Game 6.
Davis trusts LeBron despite his bad numbers in Game 5
LeBron may have a bad game, but Davis trusts his leadership.
“He got the most points scored ever,” Davis said of his teammate after the loss. “Greatest basketball player ever to touch the court. So I mean, it’s fine. He’ll be fine. He’ll adjust. He’ll get better. Our team will get better and we try to look at Friday (Game 6) as another opportunity to end the series.”
The 116-99 loss hypes Grizzlies players. They believe the team could pull out another win in Game 6 and beat the Lakers in Game 7. That would be an awkward situation for the purple and gold, but Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane insists that his team could win the series.
LeBron joined the Lakers to win titles and he won’t give up without a fight. His team is really close to the big game and that’s a good sign. The king of basketball has never blown a 3-1 series lead, but his Lakers team lost in the first round in 2021. Will the Lakers switch the lane and finish the season with a better result?