Here are the highlights of the Game 3 Western Conference Semi-Finals match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets which was scheduled on September 9, 2020 (Local Time).
The Lakers sealed the win in the fourth quarter as they scored 30 points while the Rockets only scored 20. Not only that, but the Lakers’ defense was just outstanding as they got steals and blocks.
“The King” almost finished the game with a near triple-double performance as he scored 36 points, 29 of those came from a thunderous first half. He also grabbed 7 rebounds, dished out 7 assists, and hit 4 three-point shots. Not only that, but he also overtook a former-Laker, Derek Fisher in most playoff wins in the league.
His dynamic duo, Anthony Davis, scored 26 points and grabbed 15 big rebounds. He is one of the reasons why the Lakers sealed the game in the fourth quarter.
The veteran, Rajon Rondo came up big in his first games in the restart. He scored 21 points and got his 1000th playoff assist in this game as he dished out 9 assists.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, despite a great game from Harden, the Rockets just could not deliver the win.
“The Beard” almost got a triple-double as he scored 33 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and dished out 8 assists.
His former-teammate from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook also got a big game but just could not seal the win. He scored 30 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and dished out 6 assists.
The series will resume on Friday at 7:00 AM for Game 4.
Los Angeles Vs Houston Game 3 Box Score
Lakers (112) – James 36, Davis 26, Rondo 21, Kuzma 14, Caldwell-Pope 6.
Rockets (102) – Harden 33, Westbrook 30, Green 16, Gordon 10, Covington 10.