The Los Angeles Lakers needed to be at their finest to take down the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.
The Grizzlies desperately craved a win to try and get back in the series, and they had Darvin Ham’s team against the ropes.
But LeBron James wasn’t going to be denied, and he had yet another of his majestic playoff games to lead his team to an overtime win.
When asked about his clutch scoring and how emotional the game was, James credited Laker Nation for getting loud and helping the team rally past the Grizzlies.
"The fans once again were top-notch for a second consecutive game." @KingJames on the emotion following his huge bucket in OT and his 20/20 performance in Game 4. pic.twitter.com/3fYIt8RHvA
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) April 25, 2023
James became the first Laker with 20+ points and 20+ rebounds in a playoff game since Shaquille O’Neal, defying Father Time again and putting his team on his shoulder.
Anthony Davis was also quite solid, bouncing back from his subpar performance in Game 2 in dominant fashion to prove why he’s still one of the best two-way players in the game.
The Lakers barely reached the postseason and had to go against one of the toughest rivals in the West, and now they’re one win away from moving on to the next round.
They still need to win another game to get ready to face either the Sacramento Kings or Golden State Warriors in what could be yet another battle for California.
So, you better believe the Lakers faithful will be in attendance on the road regardless of where they have to play, once again proving to be one of the biggest and loudest fanbases in all professional sports.NEXT: Fans React To Shannon Sharpe's Appearance At NBA Playoff Game