By the start of the 4th quarter, it appeared as though the Lakers had the win in the bag. A variety of missed out on shots and turnovers by Los Angeles assisted bring Phoenix back within eight points with less than 2 minutes remaining in policy. The Lakers fended off a late comeback and protected the series lead.
Davis once again silenced the doubters following an awful Game 1, as he balled out on Thursday night. As for James, he tallied 20 points (9-for-19 from the field), 9 helps and 6 rebounds.
On Thursday, the Lakers beat the Suns 109-95 to take a 2-1 series lead. With the Lakers now bring the momentum, social networks had some thoughts following Game 3.
Bring on the Lakers and the Nets.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 28, 2021
Suns require to proceed and get that 1-2-3 Cancun chant ready.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 28, 2021
May 27, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) commemorates scoring a basket in the 3rd quarter versus the Phoenix Suns in video game three in the preliminary of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Richard Jefferson shares video trolling former teammate LeBron James for tumbling by Steven Kubitza
The Los Angeles Lakers have actually now taken a 2-1 series lead over the Phoenix Suns following their Game 3 win on Thursday.
The Los Angeles Lakers looked like a lost group following their Game 1 defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Suns. Los Angeles bounced back to take Game 2, following strong performances by LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
The Suns are down bad.
— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) May 28, 2021
Lakers beat Suns in Game 3 to take 2-1 series lead
By the start of the fourth quarter, it appeared as though the Lakers had the win in the bag. A plethora of missed shots and turnovers by Los Angeles helped bring Phoenix back within 8 points with less than two minutes remaining in policy. Yet, the Lakers warded off a late resurgence and protected the series lead.
Davis when again silenced the skeptics following a terrible Game 1, as he balled out on Thursday night. In 40 minutes, Davis scored 34 points while shooting 11-for-22 from the field and 12-for-14 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed 11 rebounds. As for James, he tallied 20 points (9-for-19 from the field), 9 assists and 6 rebounds.
When it comes to the Suns, center Deandre Ayton secured a double-double with 22 points (11-for-15 from the field) and 11 rebounds. Devin Booker tape-recorded 19 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
Game 4 will take location this Sunday, with the Lakers aiming to take a 3-1 series lead, while the Suns look to even the series. It will be fascinating to see if there will be any physicality in between both teams on Sunday afternoon, based off how the third contest of the series ended on Thursday night.
Simply hit me that the last Lakers championship game at Staples Center was the game when Kobe (with the torn Achilles) came out of the locker space on crutches right after Dwight Howard got ejected https://t.co/jCQKXnAmDG
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) May 28, 2021