I didn’t know the win or loss until the final whistle blew.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 122-121 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season home game held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 21st (Korean time). With this victory, the Lakers, who escaped from the losing streak, chased the Western Conference 10th place Phoenix Suns by one game with a record of 21 wins and 25 losses.
It was a dramatic win. Even until the third quarter, it was the Memphis flow. Morant and Jones took the lead by doing their part evenly, regardless of starting or benching. The two-man game with Adams also worked. His scores and assists shook the Lakers defense with the right balance.
The Lakers did not have a smooth offensive assembly. In the first half, the Lakers’ field goal rate remained at 37.8%. It was also a problem that it showed a clear inferiority in the paint zone scoring (32-16) confrontation.
However, at the beginning of the 4th quarter, the Lakers quickly narrowed the score gap for a short time. With defensive concentration, Memphis’s scoring was blocked, and James and Nunn’s points came out and followed within 5 points. Driven by momentum, Westbrook’s quick break scored 23.1 seconds before the end, leading to a 1-point gap. The match quickly became a melee.
The winning point was just before the end. The Lakers made a dramatic turn at the end of the game. 1 point (119-120) 10 seconds before the end, Schroeder steals the ball from Bain, then immediately continues the fast break and leads the turnaround with a basket count score. The score is 122-120.
The Lakers didn’t miss the lead they had once taken. A free throw foul was given to Brandon Clark with 1.2 seconds left, but Clark failed to tie the game with only one out of two balls, and the game ended as it was.스포츠토토
For the Lakers, Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, and LeBron James contributed 23 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. Schroeder, who became the protagonist of the final score, also recorded 19 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals.
Memphis missed out on an all-out victory. The loss on this day also stopped the 11-game winning streak, and the ride with Denver, the No.