Los Angeles Lakers displayed yet another exemplary performance in the 2023 NBA post-season as the LeBron James-led side defeated the defending champions, Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of their Conference Semifinals to advance to the Finals. The Lakers dominated the Warriors by 21 points on Friday night at the Crypto.com Arena and the fans mocked the Warriors on social media for their low-scoring three-point percentage.
The NBA fans took to Twitter and criticized the Warriors for missing more than 70 per cent of their three-point attempts. The Lakers registered 13-off-26 three-point shooting against the Warriors in Game 6 while the defending champions also made 13 three-point shoots but their total attempt was 48 shots, which is just 27.1 per cent three-point made. While Jordan Poole failed to score a single shot from beyond the arc in his three attempts, Steph and Klay combined for six made threes in 26 attempts.
The Twitterati were quick to notice it and mocked the Warriors, who have a great history of three-point shooting with the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Jordan Poole at their side, and said, " If you live by the 3 you're gonna die by the 3... "
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Stephen Curry on LeBron James
After losing the game to LeBron and the Lakers, Stephen Curry said in a post-match conference, "There's so much respect and appreciation for the battles, the experiences, and the back-and-forths. It's basketball at the highest level. That's all you can ask for."
LeBron recorded his 41st playoff series win in his career, which is the most by an individual in NBA history, while the Lakers made their 24th Conference Finals qualification, which is also a record for most appearances by a single team in Conference Finals. The Lakers will now travel to the Ball Arena to face Nikola Jokic-led Denver Nuggets in the NBA Western Conference Finals 2023.