Another NBA Finals awaits LeBron if Los Angeles Lakers beat Denver Nuggets.
- Los Angeles Lakers advanced in the series against Nuggets by 3-1.
- LeBron James can reach a 10th NBA Finals if Lakers down Denver Nuggets.
- Denver star says they are going to fight until the end.
LeBron James can reach his 10th NBA Finals
LeBron James can reach a 10th NBA Finals, done by only three greats of the game to-date in NBA history While Anthony Davis is on the verge of his first NBA finals to reach in his career.
The final step for the Los Angeles Lakers shapes up as the toughest.
They have to knock out the Denver Nuggets, who have been on the brink of dismissal from the bubble six times and every time refused to go.
“You can never be comfortable around this team,” Davis said. “They have been in this situation twice. We’ve been in the situation twice. But both teams are familiar with these situations, but this team is not going to go away.”
Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals is on Saturday. The Lakers have ended both their series thus far in five games.
But the Nuggets were also down 3-1 against both Utah and the Los Angeles Clippers, fell far behind in Game 5, and then battled back to not only win the game but eventually the series overall.
No team had ever erased two 3-1 deficit in one postseason and now the Nuggets need to do it a third time. It’s a predicament they could have avoided if they’d gotten one more defensive stop in Game 2 or given up a few less second-chance points in Game 4.
“These are all close games we’re playing,” Jamal Murray said
“These are all close games we’re playing,” guard Jamal Murray said. “Going to keep battling it out.”
Murray was outstanding l again in Game 4, though James slowed him and his sensational play through down the stretch after taking on the defensive assignment to help the Lakers pull out a 114-108 victory and lead 3-1 in the series.
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One more win for LeBron James and James ties NBA career scoring leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for third on the career list with 10 NBA Finals in the history.
Only Hall of Famers Bill Russell (12) and Sam Jones (11) of the Boston Celtics have gone to more in NBA all-time record than James LeBron.
James and Davis have been the no doubt absolutely carriers of this run, and they’re good strong support from some playoff-tested veterans in this run.
“In the postseason, every possession is so important,” James said. “When you can have guys that have been in the moments and can understand and also be able to make adjustments on the fly, and know that you can count on them down the stretch, it just makes the team and you individually feel so much more confident in the outcome.”