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LeBron James leads Lakers to Western Conference Finals as defending NBA Champions eliminated

May 13, 2023

When the Los Angeles Lakers started the 2022-23 NBA season 2-10, the thought of playing basketball in the month of May was a pipe dream.

Now, the Lakers have a chance to be playing in June after defeating the Golden State Warriors in six games, sending Steph Curry and the defending NBA champions home Friday night with a 122-101 victory.

LeBron James led the Lakers in scoring, pouring in 30 points while adding nine rebounds and nine assists.

"It was great to be able to play one of our most efficient games, one of our best games of the series, and it started because of the defensive matchup we had," James said.

"We defended at a high level, and when we do that, we can be extremely good. I thought we were locked in for as close to 48 minutes as possible tonight."

Source: Fox News

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