Here are the highlights of the Game 5 Western Conference Semi-Finals match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets which was scheduled on September 13, 2020 (Local Time).
The Los Angeles Lakers crushes and destroys the Houston Rockets in Game 5 and will cruise into the Western Conference Finals. They will be going against the Denver Nuggets or the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference Finals.
The Lakers are going to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in a decade and they did it in fashion as they broke a team record, they put up 19 three-point shots in this game.
All 5 starters of the Los Angeles Lakers ended the game with double figures, namely, James, Davis, Morris, Green, and Caldwell-Pope. Not only them but coming out from the bench, Kyle Kuzma also ended the game with a double-digit scoring performance.
“The King” had a big impact in this series, leading his team to the Finals. He ended the game with a near triple-double as he scored 29 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dimed 7 assists.
His dynamic duo, Anthony Davis, also finished the game with a double-double. He scored 13 points adn grabbed 11 boards. In addition to his game, he also blocked a shot.
Markieff Morris, who always steps up for the Lakers when he is needed, finished the game with consistency in his shots. He scored 16 points, hit 4 of his 4 attempts bey9ond the three-point arc, and hit 2-3 within the three-point arc.
On the other side of the court, the Rockets did not really play that well in this game as they went 37% from the field and 27% from the three-point line.
Their leading scorer of this game, despite just hitting 2 of his 8 attempts from the three-point line, he still scored 30 points and played most of the game with 42 minutes of action.
Russell Westbrook, who had a rough game tonight, only scored 10 points and went 4-13 in his shots.
The Los Angeles Lakers are going to go to the Western Conference Finals, meeting the Denver Nuggets or the Los Angeles Clippers.
Los Angeles Vs Houston Game 5 Box Score
Lakers (119) – James 29, Kuzma 17, Morris 16, Green 14, Davis 13.
Rockets (96) – Harden 30, Green 13, Westbrook 10, McLemore 9, Rivers 9.