Warriors and Lakers will face each other this Wednesday, at 11 pm (Brasília time), at the Staples Center gym, in Los Angeles; winner secures seventh position in the playoffs and faces the Phoenix Suns
The post-season of NBA is defined. The playoffs will start next Saturday, but before that, the last places will be determined during the week in the play-in games, which is a repechage phase. Los angeles lakers e Golden State Warriors face in one of the matches, in the duel that, according to LeBron James, puts the Los Angeles team face to face with the MVP (best player) of the regular season. LeBron James revealed after the victory against New Orleans Pelicans, not last Sunday, what Stephen Curry is the “MVP of our league this year”, saying that the Warriors’ guard “had the best season all year”. The Lakers star still acknowledged Curry’s ability to lead the Warriors throughout the season, despite numerous injuries from key players in the squad like Klay Thompson, James Wiseman and Kelly Oubre Jr.
Although not considered the favorite to win the award, Curry has arguments for at least being included in the conversation with Denver Nuggets ‘Serbian center Nikola Jokic, Philadelphia 76ers’ Cameroonian center Joel Embiid, and others. The Warriors’ guard set the record for most three-out balls for a month in April. Altogether there were 37.3 points of average during the period. But the “Assassin’s Play”, Curry’s nickname, did not stop there. In May, Curry scored more than 30 points in seven of the eight matches, closing the regular season with 46 points scored against the Memphis Grizzlies last Sunday, in a game that marked the direct confrontation between the two teams to decide who would finish in eighth place. at the Western Conference. The point guard was the league scorer in 2020-2021 with an average of 32 points per game. Warriors and Lakers will face each other this Wednesday, at 11 pm (Brasília time), at the Staples Center gym, in Los Angeles. The winner guarantees the seventh position in the playoffs and faces the Phoenix Suns. The loser, on the other hand, will have to face the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs winner on Friday to decide who will take the eighth spot in the postseason and face Utah Jazz.
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