‘JAMES SCORES 31’ AS LAKERS BEAT PHOENIX TO ADVANCE TO IN-SEASON TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS
The Los Angeles Lakers have advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) in-season tournament, led by a 31-point performance from “King” LeBron James .The Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 106-103 at home in Game 4 of the 2023-2024 NBA Regular Season at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday (June 6).With the win, the Lakers advanced to the quarterfinals of the NBA’s new in-season tournament, where they will face the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday for a spot in the Finals. The NBA’s in-season tournament is a shortened version of the league’s regular season, with each of the league’s 30 teams divided into six groups, followed by a quarterfinal tournament to determine the winner .However, in-season tournament games are played as part of the regular season.
In the regular-season standings, the Lakers, at 13-9, are fourth in the Western Conference, while Phoenix, at 12-9, is seventh. The Lakers led 102-97 with just over two minutes left in regulation after James hit back-to-back 2-point free throws. Phoenix got back-to-back baskets from Kevin Durant and Devin Booker to pull within one with 30 seconds left, but Anthony Davis made one free throw with six seconds left to give the Lakers a three-point lead, 105-103.Davis missed two free throws to give Phoenix one last chance, but Durant’s three-point attempt didn’t even hit the rim and the game was over. For the Lakers, James finished with 31 points and 11 assists, while Davis recorded a double-double with 27 points and 15 rebounds .Austin Reeves of the Lakers hit the game-winning three-pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation with his team up by one. The quarterfinals of this year’s in-season tournament have been narrowed down to LA Lakers-New Orleans and Milwaukee Bucks-Indiana Pacers .The quarterfinals 온라인카지노 and finals will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.