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Lakers catch Golden State and advance to the Western Conference finals… Miami finals in the East

The Los Angeles Lakers advanced to the Western Conference finals by passing both the NBA Play-in Tournament and the first and second rounds of the playoffs (PO).

The Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 122-101 in the 6th game of the 2022-2023 NBA West PO Round 2 (4 wins out of 7) held at the Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 13th. The Lakers, who won the series 4 wins (2 losses), confirmed their berth in the conference finals.

The next opponent is the Denver Nuggets, the No. 1 team in the regular season, who defeated the Phoenix Suns, led by Kevin Durant and 메이저사이트 Devin Booker, with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses. The two teams will play their first match on the 17th.

The Lakers, who suffered 5 consecutive losses in 8 years this season, fell into 3 consecutive losses after 2 wins in a row. However, through a trade in February, Russell Westbrook was sent out and Malik Beasley, Jared Vanderbilt, D’Angelo Russell, etc. were reinforced, and they emerged as a strong player in the West again.

The Lakers, who finished 7th in the regular league, defeated the 8th placed Minnesota Timberwolves 108-102 in the play-in tournament and secured the 7th seed, and in the 1st round of the PO, 2nd in the regular league Memphis, and in the 2nd round to last season’s champion and 6th Golden State. got it

The Lakers, who won the 2019-2020 season, were eliminated in the first round of PO the following season, and in the 2021-2022 season, they ranked 11th and did not even step on the PO.

In addition, Lakers signboard LeBron James punished Golden State’s Stephen Curry, who blew himself up three times in the championship game alone, by giving him the pain of being eliminated from the PO. The two faced off fiercely in the championship game for four consecutive years from 2015 to 2018.

Except for 2016, when James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the top, Curry and Golden State laughed in 2015, 2017, and 2018. James stood at the forefront of the victory with 30 points, 9 assists and 9 rebounds that day.

In Golden State, Curry scored 32 points, but it was regrettable that other players were sluggish. Shooter Clay Thompson, nicknamed “Game 6 Clay” for his particularly active performance in Game 6 of the PO Series, threw 12 3-pointers and missed 10. Golden State only had a 27.1% success rate for its long-term outer guns.

In the East, the Miami Heat defeated the New York Knicks 96-92 and advanced to the conference finals with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses in the series. Miami, which finished the regular season in 7th place, entered the PO as the 8th seed with difficulty in the play-in tournament, but vomited its spirit by defeating both the Milwaukee Bucks, the 1st overall odds team, and 5th place New York.

Ace Jimmy Butler posted 24 points and 8 rebounds on the day. Center Bam Adebayo also played an active role with 23 points and 9 rebounds.

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