Lakers, now home, will try again to close out Warriors

Reviving a storied franchise from a mid-season slump was never going to be easy Los Angeles Lakers To try one more time to advance to the Western Conference Finals

lakers hosts Game 6 on Friday, still leading 3-2 in the conference semifinal series against the defending-champions Golden State Warriors But Wednesday was left reconsidering its strategy in the wake of a 121-106 loss in Game 5.

Warrior’s Shooting 51.1 percent from the field and winning by outbounding despite committing 14 turnovers lakers 48-38

lakers The loss came from LeBron James getting 25 points and nine rebounds and Anthony Davis getting 23 points and nine rebounds. But Davis played just 32 minutes, his least in the series, with just over seven minutes remaining when he hit a head-to-head Warrior’sKevon Looney

“I didn’t see the shot, I just (saw) the aftermath,” James said. “But the medical team said he is doing better. That’s what matters most.”

Davis’s status in Game 6 remains unknown, with the team not saying, as of Thursday afternoon, if his star evaluation was up.

lakersMidseason acquisitions like D’Angelo Russell, Rui Hachimura and Jarred Vanderbilt have been crucial in the playoffs. Lonnie Walker IV, who has been with the team all season, caught in the Game 4 victory. But the role players were held in check with a combined 23 points in Game 5, and 15 of those were from Russell.

Now lakers Return home where they are 5-0 in the playoffs, including wins in Games 3 and 4 of the current series

“Friday is another opportunity for us to look at where we’ve been, to see what we’re made of, and to go out with, I think, the grit and fight that we’ve been through together after all.” Here it is – Star Break,” James said.

near Drummond Green Warrior’s And Looney added eight off the bench in 20 minutes, his most since Game 2 of the series (eight) as he works his way back from injury. Looney had 23 rebounds in Game 1.

Stephen Curry scored 27 points for Golden State, while Andrew Wiggins added 25, but Klay Thompson had just 10 points as he continues to find his touch on the offensive end. Thompson was 3 of 12 from the field and 2 of 6 from 3-point range.

Since going 8 of 11 on his 3-point attempts in Game 2, Thompson is 8 of 24 (33.3 percent) in the last three games. Curry has also been below his standards from distance, going 10 of 35 (28.6 percent) over the last three games.

“In this series, lakers‘ Defense is really good; They’re great on the rim,” Warrior’s said head coach Steve Kerr. “We had to move the ball. We had to turn their defense around. Steph understands that. I don’t know what his assist-to-turnover ratio is this series, but it’s pretty impressive.”

Curry has 8.0 assists to 3.0 turnovers in the series, and has improved from 8.3 assists to 2.3 turnovers in the past three games. But how is the shooting from Thompson and Curry Warrior’s flourish

Curry said after Game 5, “I love this stage so much and am not afraid of anything.” “It’s about getting lost in the game once again and understanding the versatility of being able to play so many different ways … and I trust my teammates to be with me on that journey.”

– Field Level Media

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