NBA Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers (52-19)


Thu. 9/10 Sat. 9/12 Fri. 9/18 Sun. 9/20 Tue. 9/22
@ Hou 
W 110-100
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vs. Hou 
W 119-96
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vs. Den 
W 126-114
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vs. Den 
4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 PM MST5:30 PM CST6:30 PM EST3:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 PM CT22:30
@ Den 
6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST7:00 PM CST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 PM CT0:00

Lakers roll past Nuggets 126-114 in West finals opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Slow starters in the first two rounds, the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to be in a hurry to put away the Denver Nuggets.

It was a strong statement to their opponent - and maybe to the NBA's MVP voters.

Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James added 15 points and 12 assists hours after finishing a distant second in the MVP voting, and the Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

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Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis26.1
Rebounds: Anthony Davis9.3
Assists: LeBron James10.2
FG%: Anthony Davis50.3%
Steals: Anthony Davis1.47
Blocks: Anthony Davis2.31
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.6 (4)
Rebounds: 42.3 (2)
Assists: 23.4 (7)
FG%: 44.8% (7)
FT%: 78.1% (20)
3P%: 34.9% (8)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 113.4 (11)
Rebounds: 45.7 (9)
Assists: 25.4 (10)
FG%: 48.0% (1)
FT%: 72.9% (28)
3P%: 34.9% (21)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-LA Lakers 52 19 .732 --
x-LA Clippers 49 23 .681 3.5
Phoenix 34 39 .466 19.0
Sacramento 31 41 .431 21.5
Golden State 15 50 .231 34.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/1/2020 J.R. Smith Signed for the Rest of the Season
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/1/2020 Avery Bradley Opted out of season
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