In a highly anticipated Game 4 matchup between the Lakers and the Warriors, LeBron James delivered an incredible fourth-quarter block that left the Lakers crowd roaring. The play came as Curry made a quick move toward the basket, leaving the Lakers’ defense scrambling. But James quickly recovered and swatted away Curry’s shot attempt, putting an end to a thrilling one-on-one exchange between the two superstars.
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With the Lakers holding a 2-1 lead in the series, the stakes were high for both teams, and James’ block was a crucial moment in the game. For the Lakers, it was a chance to maintain their lead and limit the Warriors’ ability to gain homecourt advantage. Meanwhile, for the Warriors, a loss would mean a daunting 1-3 deficit in the series.
James’ heroics on the court proved why he is still one of the game’s best players and why he continues to be a vital asset to the Lakers’ playoff run. Watch the insane fourth-quarter block for yourself and see the Lakers’ star shut down Stephen Curry in dramatic fashion.
LeBron James and The Lakers Take Commanding 3-1 Series Lead Against Warriors in Thrilling Conference Semifinals Matchup
In a stunning performance, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 104-101 in a nail-biting Game 4 of their conference semifinals, taking a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. The game was a true display of heart and determination, with both teams putting together impressive runs and trading leads throughout the second half.
The Lakers were led by the unstoppable Lonnie Walker, who scored all 15 of his points in a breathtaking fourth-quarter display. His offensive heroics proved to be the difference-maker, as the Lakers would not have emerged victorious without his clutch contributions. The Lakers’ defense also deserves praise, as they held the Warriors to just 17 points in the final quarter.
Anthony Davis also came up big in the clutch, delivering a game-changing defensive play against the Warriors’ star Steph Curry. With just 26.7 seconds left and the Warriors down by one, Davis contested Curry’s midrange jumper, forcing a miss.
Draymond Green secured the offensive rebound and tipped it to Curry, who attempted a long-range shot over Davis, only to miss it. Davis also made a crucial steal with nine seconds left to seal the Lakers’ win.
LeBron James led the Lakers in production, tallying 27 points, nine rebounds, and six assists, hitting timely shots and clutch free throws. Davis contributed 23 points, 15 rebounds, and three steals, while Austin Reaves finished with 21 points.
For the Warriors, Curry was the lone bright spot, scoring 31 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, dishing out 14 assists, and recording three steals. However, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole struggled mightily, with the former tallying just nine points on 11 attempts while the latter went scoreless on four shots off the bench.