The second-round playoff series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors has come down to a potential series-clinching Game 5 in the Bay Area at the Chase Center on Wednesday night.
Despite a hard-fought battle between both teams in Game 4 on Monday, the Lakers were able to prevail over the Warriors, with Lonnie Walker IV putting on a show off the bench for Los Angeles and some late-game mistakes by Draymond Green and Stephen Curry.
As usual, Green shares his thoughts on what happened the night before on his podcast, and he did just that by praising Walker for his 15 points in the fourth quarter via Bleacher Report.
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As Green explains, the Lakers were having a tough time getting LeBron James and Anthony Davis the shots they wanted late in the game, with both veterans being exhausted.
In a stroke of genius from first-year head coach Darvin Ham, Walker was given the green light in the fourth quarter, and he used it to score all 15 of his points in the final quarter to lead the Lakers to victory and a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Warriors.
Although the series appears over, with the defending NBA champions now forced to win three straight games to keep their season alive, Golden State has defied the odds all season to get to this point and will be tough to beat moving forward.
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