The Los Angeles Lakers took a commanding 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinals series against the Houston Rockets on Thursday, and they looked pretty comfortable doing it.
While the final 110-100 score might suggest otherwise, the Lakers were in complete control of the game on Thursday, leading the Rockets by as much as 23 points at one point. The Rockets never led.
On today’s episode of “I Love Basketball,” Sabreena and Christian recapped the game, or at least the first three quarters of it. They also discussed the biggest differences between Thursday’s game and the previous three games of the series — chief among them: the reliability of the role players around LeBron James sand Anthony Davis.
In Game 4, four players outside of James and Davis scored at least 10 points, including Alex Caruso, who scored 16 points, which was tied for the second-highest total on the team with James. Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green were the others. Markieff Morris was one point shy of making the cut.
Even Talen Horton-Tucker was able to get in on the fun on Thursday, tallying 5 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in 7:10. He truly is the chosen one.
Talen Horton-Tucker getting buckets in Game 4 pic.twitter.com/dXvbdPcbup— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 11, 2020
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