NBA Playoffs: Lakers steal thrilling win at home of champions

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Anthony Davis was dominant, with a double double of 30 points and 23 rebounds, to lead the vibrant victory on Tuesday night 117-112 of the los angeles lakers in San Francisco, against the Golden State Warriorsand take advantage of 1-0 in the semifinals of the NBA Western Conference.

Davis looked his best in the Chase Center and completed his monumental performance with five assists and four blocks, supported with 22 points and eleven rebounds from Lebron James to snatch the home field advantage from the Warriors at the start of the best-of-seven series.

The Lakers, who had to go through the 'play-in' to access the 'playoffs'gave proof of their competitive growth in the series against the Memphis Grizzlies and knocked down the defending champions on Tuesday, who came to this event with three days less rest and needed a legendary performance from Steph Curry (50 points) to eliminate the Sacramento Kings in game seven of that series.

Curry was again the Warriors' scoring leader with 27 points, klay thompson contributed 25 and Jordan Poole, 21. The three hit six 3-pointers apiece and nearly completed an epic comeback after trailing 98-112 midway through the fourth quarter. Curry evened the game after a 14-0 run, but the Lakers delivered the last blow.

The game was of tremendous intensity, with high rhythms, spectacular plays from the beginning, with Thompson who certified a Excellent start for the Warriors with a triple for an early 10-2.

The Warriors dealt damage with their main weapon, the three point shotand connected thirteen in the first half, while the lakers they completely jammed from the arc, but dominated in painting by the hand of Davis.

The center, through whom a large part of the Lakers' ambitions in the series passes, signed 23 of 32 points in the paint of some Lakers who went to the locker room with a point of advantage in the 65-64despite the scoring festival from the perimeter of the Warriors.

James He made it 86-76 to the light with 5:15 to play in the third chapter and cleaned up the paint with a great defensive block. Davis dominated with another six rebounds and the Lakers contained the reaction of the Warriors, led by thompsonto get to fourth period ahead 96-88.

A triple by Curry marked a good start for the Warriors (95-99), but the Lakers continued with high intensity. Vanderbilt sealed the eighth shot of the night for the Angels and connected the triple of the 108-98 with 7.28 to play that forced the coach's timeout Steve Kerr.

Schröder and LeBronwith a jump shot, gave the maximum advantage to the Lakers at 112-98. With six minutes to play the sentence seemed to be approaching, but the 'Splash Brothers' They didn't throw in the towel.

The warriors they sealed a demolition partial of 14-0by leaving the Lakers without scoring for more than four minutes, to tie the game with a tremendous triple by Currywhich also gave Poole pace from goal.

D'Angelo Russell cut the drought and LeBron, from the free throw line, raised the 115-112. Curry had the ball with less than twenty seconds, but failed to score and the Lakers were able to seal the game with two free from Schroeder for the final 117-112 that gave a momentous away win to the Lakers.

The California series will continue with the second game next thursday may 4 at the Chase Center in San Francisco at 19:00 hoursCentral Mexico time.

In more action on Tuesday the Miami Heat lost its 1-0 lead in the second-round series after falling 111-105 against the New York Knickswho must now travel to Florida after receiving the first two games in the Madison Square Garden.

(With information from EFE)

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