Lakers to play Warriors in round 2; time for Game 1 is set
For only the second time since 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers have advanced past the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and they got it done with a dominant 125-85 Game 6 clincher over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
They will now face Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals, and it’s a series that could be very competitive and entertaining.
This will be the fifth time LeBron James has faced this Warriors core in the postseason, six if one includes the 2021 play-in tournament. James, of course, went up against Curry and crew in the NBA Finals four straight years not too long ago.
LEBRON JAMES AND STEPH CURRY ROUND 5!
LAKERS VS. WARRIORS IN THE WEST SEMIS 🔥 pic.twitter.com/0LFHchl7B3
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 30, 2023
Los Angeles lost to the Warriors on opening night of this regular season, but it won each of its next three contests against them afterward. In two appearances against the Lakers this season (he missed the other two due to injury), Curry was held to 42.9 percent overall shooting and 34.6 percent shooting from 3-point range.
Game 1 between the Lakers and Warriors will take place on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time.
Here is a look at the Warriors-Lakers series schedule, beginning on Tuesday night. It's condensed. Only one day off between every game. pic.twitter.com/4DN6kFr5Wx
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 30, 2023
This will be another opportunity for the Purple and Gold to prove that it is a new day in the land of the Lakers.
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