The Los Angeles Lakers are going to the NBA finals
The Lakers have not played in the finals in 10 years
The Los Angeles Lakers, with the help of LeBron James, defeated the Denver Nuggets, advancing to the NBA Finals.
In Game 5 against the Nuggets, the Lakers quickly regained control of the situation after both teams were tied.
The game ended with a score of 117-107.
James scored the most points, had the most rebounds, and assisted the team the most than any other player.
James’ 38-point triple-double, especially when he took over the fourth quarter, destroyed all hopes for Denver. Some are calling his performance one of the most impressive late-game executions in sport’s history.
It has been 10 years since the Lakers advanced to the NBA Finals.
“This is what I came here for,” James said.
“I heard all the conversations and everything that was said about why did I decide to come to L.A — the reason I came to L.A., it was not about basketball. All those conversations, just naysayers and things of that nature. I understood that, with the season I had last year and my injury, it just gave them more sticks and more wood to throw in the fire to continue to say the things that they would say about me.”
“But it never stopped my journey and never stopped my mindset and never stopped my goal,” James continued.
The 35-year-old forward is 16-1 in closeout games and has never lost a series while up 3-1, the Washington Post reported.
With the Lakers winning the western conference, the team is poised to play against the Miami Heat or Boston Celtics who have yet to finish their eastern conference.
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