Andrew Wiggins (28, Canada) broke the small lineup of the LA Lakers (hereafter Lakers).
The Golden State Warriors (hereinafter referred to as Golden State) defeated the Lakers by 121-106 and 15 points in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2022-23 NBA (American Professional Basketball) season held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, USA on the morning of the 11th (Korean time).
Golden State, who succeeded in counterattacking the series with 2 wins and 3 losses, Stephen Curry scored 27 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists with 3 3-pointers, Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and Draymond Green scored 20 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. It worked great.
In the losing Lakers, LeBron James scored 25 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, including 3 3-pointers, Anthony Davis scored 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists, and Austin Reeves struggled with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
Golden State confirmed the power of active Wiggins while Curry was still active. Meanwhile, the Lakers faced the bad news of Davis’ concussion injury.
Golden State achieved a 14-5 score run from the beginning of the first quarter thanks to Green’s aggressive offensive. The Lakers also scored points with Davis’ short mid-range jumper, but Moses Moody, who began to be heavily used in this series, scored two 3-pointers and Jordan Pool, who had been sluggish throughout the series, also scored. Golden State, who regained their aggressiveness to Wiggins, finished the first half with a 70-59, 11-point lead by Curry’s buzzer-beater 3-pointer following Poole, Wiggins, and Thompson.바카라사이트
Then, Golden State, which played a big role in the paint zone until Peyton II, reproduced the appearance of defeating Boston in the finals last season. On the other hand, the Lakers had to deal with the sluggishness of D’Angelo Russell, who had to solve the game, and Reeves, Dennis Schroeder, Ronnie Walker IV, and LeBron alternately took the lead. Therefore, the Lakers entered the 4th quarter with an 82-93, 11-point lead.
However, the Lakers were forced to use the small lineup because of Davis’ concussion. They put Schroeder-Russell-Reeves-Walker and LeBron as centers. Then Curry responded with 7 points in a row, including 1 3-point shot, and Wiggins succeeded in andone play with a turnaround jumper. The Lakers, who allowed Wiggins to counter, eventually surrendered with 2 minutes and 27 seconds left in the game.
Afterwards, Golden State defeated the Lakers by 121-105, 16 points.