In Game 6, both the Lakers and Warriors were aiming to achieve unprecedented feats.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors were determined to overcome a 3-1 series deficit and become the first team to accomplish such a comeback against LeBron James.
On the other hand, LeBron’s Lakers were seeking to be the first Western Conference team to eliminate Golden State from the playoffs during the Steve Kerr era.
The crowd erupted in excitement as the final buzzer sounded at crypto.com Arena. There will be no Game 7, with the end score favoring the Lakers at 122-101.
Warriors Eliminated From The Playoffs
LeBron James showcased his skillset, contributing 30 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists to lead the Lakers’ victory.
Anthony Davis proved to be a challenge for the smaller Warriors throughout the game, delivering an impressive performance of 17 points and 20 rebounds.
Despite the loss, Stephen Curry stood out as a standout performer for the Warriors, accumulating 32 points.
However, Klay Thompson had a disappointing game, managing just eight points on a 3-of-19 shooting performance.
The Warriors’ attempt to defend their championship ended in a disappointing fashion in Los Angeles, lacking any sense of ceremony.
Austin Reaves had a standout performance for the Lakers, scoring 23 points, including a remarkable 54-foot shot from midcourt at halftime.
The Lakers extended their home winning streak to 7-0 since the regular season ended, securing three victories in seven days against the Warriors.
In addition, the Lakers ended the Warrior’s impressive NBA-record streak of 28 playoff series with at least one road victory, which spanned the entirety of Stephen Curry’s career.
Dennis Schroder Ejection
After a foul was called on Draymond Green against Davis, he forcefully shoved the ball in the face of Dennis Schröder nearby.
This action led to both Green and Schröder being assessed technical fouls. Unfortunately, Schröder’s ejection followed as he had already received a prior technical foul in the first quarter.