The Los Angeles Lakers need to find a way to win Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
After getting down by as many as 21 points in Game 1, the Lakers were within three in the fourth quarter.
But, they were unable to get the job done.
Now LA hopes to regain home-court advantage by stealing Game 2 in Denver.
If the first game of this series is an indication of how the series will go, fans will be in for a treat.
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal guarantees that the Lakers will win Game 2.
Shaq guaranteed a Lakers win tonight 👀pic.twitter.com/U2253lIBGp
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 18, 2023
Shaq is a former Laker and he was a part of their dynasty in the early 2000s.
He and Kobe Bryant led a team that won three consecutive championships.
They were champions in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
Now the 2022-23 Lakers led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis are trying to get back on top.
Game 2 will come down to whether or not the Lakers have any answer for Nikola Jokic.
The Nuggets star dominated Game 1 posting 34 points, 21 rebounds, and 14 assists.
He has arguably been the best player of the entire playoffs and is looking for his first NBA Finals appearance.
The Lakers made an interesting change in the second half of Game 1 to put Rui Hachimura on Jokic.
While that worked for a while, it would be foolish to think Hachimura could do the job for a whole game.
Ultimately, this whole series will be a battle between the head coaches and their adjustments.
Whoever can make the more effective changes will give their team the best chance to win.NEXT: The Lakers Are Reportedly Considering A Lineup Change For Game 2