5th game of the series with a chance for the Los Angeles Lakers to advance to the Western Conference finals, although Houston Rockets could surprise but that will only be told by the determination of each team in their game plan, it only remains to enjoy how great the playoffs are turning out despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Game Impressions and Analysis
The Lakers would start off with a lot of energy and were determined to take the game by storm, taking a significant advantage in the first few minutes of the game, Rockets were running a bad defense and that was taking its toll, plus they had low offensive percentages, ending the first quarter with the Lakers winning by 15 digits.
Rockets would react at the beginning of the second period by discounting and placing themselves at 3 possessions, then would come the response of the Lakers attacking in the paint through Anthony Davis and would again take advantage on the scoreboard, ending the first half leading the Lakers by 11 digits.
Rockets reduced the lead through a better defense and deducted some points on the scoreboard, but Lakers did not wait to respond and converted 2 consecutive shots from the perimeter, in addition to executing several quick breaks would again take advantage on the scoreboard by 16 digits, ending the period winning Lakers with a comfortable lead.
At the beginning of the 4th period, the Lakers had absolute control of the game against some apathetic Rockets who did not have a consistent game, the frustration of the Rockets was evident with the evident discomfort of Westbrook, the last minutes were played in a protocol way, although the headlines were still in the duel, the game would end 119 - 96 with the Lakers qualifying at the end of the conference and defeating the Rockets leaving them out of the way.
LeBron James 29 Pts. 11 Reb 7 Ast.
Kyle Kuzma 17 Pts. 4 Reb. 2 Ast.
Markieff Morris 16 Pts. 3 Reb. 3 Ast.
Anthony Davis 13 Pts. 11 Reb. 4 Ast.
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