NBA 2021: 5 Talking points as LeBron James’ late 3-pointer leads Lakers to Playoffs

Let's look at five talking points from the Lakers' thrilling win over the Warriors.
Yaksh Author

Updated - 20 May 2021 8:38 pm

The NBA fanatics witnessed the worst of Los Angeles Lakers formed as they slipped from the Number 1 position in the Western Conference to Number 7, managing to lock horns against Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors. It seemed to a tough fight until LeBron James decided to extend upon his legacy with a clutch 3-pointer over Stephen Curry from some distance. 

Let’s look at five talking points from the Lakers’ thrilling win over the Warriors.

5. Draymond Green’s offensive struggle 

Although Draymond Green played the most number of minutes for the Warriors in this showdown, yet he managed to score only 2 points, which evidently increased the pressure onto the shoulders of the younger players, like Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins. 

4. Dennis Schroder plays vital 3rd scorer 

The Los Angeles Lakers are always under the habit of playing with a 3rd scorer, be it with Rajon Rondo or Dennis Schroder. The latter returned after missing a handful of games for the defending champions to score at important moments. Most importantly, Schroder’s scoring pattern helped LeBron James to take time off the action.

3. Stephen Curry’s scoring prowess

Stephen Curry decided to lead the attack against the topmost defensive side in the 2020-21 NBA season. Curry struck six 3-pointers and managed to score the highest points (37) in the game with 7 rebounds as well.

2. LeBron James’ Triple-Double

If the LA Lakers fans want to see their team defend their NBA Championship, it is only on the backs of LeBron James. He scored an emphatic triple-double in the Lakers vs Warriors game. LeBron managed to score 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists after playing for only 34 minutes. 

1. LeBron James’ clutch 3-pointer over Stephen Curry 

 

With less than 35 seconds remaining to play, the score was tied at 100-100 when LeBron James decided to show just why he is known as the ‘King’ of NBA. With his dagger long-range 3-pointer over Stephen Curry, Lebron gave the Lakers a much wanted 3-point lead in the contest, which eventually saw them through. 

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