After his huge performance with 22 points and 20 rebounds in Game 4, LeBron James came down to earth in Memphis. The Lakers had the opportunity to conclude this series in Tennessee, but the Californian star was weighed down by his waste.
Because James was very clumsy with a poor 5/17 to shoot, and he also lost 5 balls. Like since the beginning of the series, he is angry with his 3-point shot (16% success), and he ends the game with a very bad 1/9.
” I screwed up “acknowledges James for ESPN. “I will be better in Game 6. I have to be better, because it starts with me. There, I was not good at all. My defense was quite good, but in attack, I was not there. »
To qualify, the Lakers will need a great James
The King ends this game lost by the Lakers with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. His weakest performance in the series, while Anthony Davis, he released his best score in this Game 5 with 31 points at 14/25 to shoot and 19 rebounds.
“I was hanging my head and he was telling me to keep my head up,” remembers inside, hanging on to his bad Game 2. “I used the same message for him in this encounter. He scored more points than anyone in the league because he is the best player in history. So it will be fine. He will adjust and he will be better. Our team too. We will have a new opportunity to conclude on Friday evening. »
Darvin Ham also goes in this direction, explaining, by way of conclusion, that the Lakers will have “need a big james” during Game 6 in Los Angeles to qualify.
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.